We can go through the list of celebrities who have adopted children including Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Sheryl Crow, Mia Farrow, Calista Flockhart, Meg Ryan, Julie Andrews and many more.
Personally, when I think of celebrities who have adopted children I immediately think of Jolie and Madonna, both of whom have adopted internationally. Cruise and Kidman adopted children domestically when they were married to each other, as did O’Donnell, Flockhart and Crow, but you don’t hear as much about these celebrity adoptions.
That’s why it was nice to see this story on actress Nia Vardalos, from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Not only did Vardalos adopt domestically, she did so through the foster care system.
Whether you are adopting internationally or domestically, it is an incredibly rewarding experience that can also be stressful from time-to-time. In the article Vardalos writes about how she and her husband Ian had been attempting to adopt for many years, both domestically and internationally, to no avail before turning to the foster care system.
Vardalos is currently the spokesperson for National Adoption Day, which is November 19, and with all of the worthy attention international adoption receives from stars such as Jolie and Madonna, it is nice to see Vardalos speaking out for domestic adoption, whether it be through private agencies or the foster care system.