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Valerie Harper Adoption Quotations

Valerie Harper

Actress

However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.


Nia Vardalos Adoption Quotations

Nia Vardalos

Writer/Director/Actress

I hold my daughter in my arms and thank God for bringing her to me. If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn’t have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. I know now why all those events happened. Or didn’t happen. So I could meet this little girl. She is, in every way, my daughter. I am carrying my Funny Gift from God and all is good.



Jolie Pitt Adoption Quotations

Brad Pitt

Producer/Actor

They’re as much my blood as I am theirs. And they are brothers and sisters. One came from Ethiopia, one from Vietnam, one from Cambodia, and one was born in Namibia. And they are brothers and sisters, and they have fun and they squabble and they fight, just like any other family. And it makes me so proud.


Mariska Hargitay Adoption Quotations

Mariska Hargitay

Actress

Adoption was a bumpy ride—very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.


Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Actress

I am convinced, completely convinced, that there was nothing random about [the adoption], she is the daughter I should have.


Nicole Kidman Connor Bella

Nicole Kidman

Actress

Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.



  • Al Roker, American Television Broadcaster
  • Alfre Woodward , Actress
  • Angelina Jolie, Actress
  • Art Buchwald, Comedian
  • Barbara Walters, American Television Commentator
  • Ben Stein, Actor, Game Show Host, Economist
  • Bette Davis, Actress
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Actor, Writer, Singer
  • Bob Hope, Entertainer
  • Brooke Adams, Actress
  • Burt Reynolds, Actress
  • Calista Flockhart, Actress
  • Cecil B. DeMille, Film Director
  • Charles Bronson, Actor
  • Chelsea Noble, Actress
  • Connie Chung, News Anchor
  • David E. Kelley, Television Producer
  • Diane Keaton, Actress
  • Dianne Wiest, Actress
  • Donna Mills, Actress
  • Ed McMahon ~ Entertainer
  • Edie Falco, Actress
  • Berma Bombeck, Author
  • Estelle Parsons, Actress

  • Eve Arden, Actress
  • Gary Merrill, Actor
  • George Burns, Comedian
  • George Lucas, Film Director
  • Gloria Swanson, Actress
  • Gracie Allen, Comedian
  • Harpo Marx, Actor
  • Hedy Lamarr, Actress
  • Helen Hayes, Actress
  • Henry Fonda, Actor
  • Hugh Jackman, Actor
  • Isabella Rossellini, Actress
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress
  • Jane Fonda, Actress
  • Jane Wyman, Actress
  • Jill Ireland, Actress
  • JoBeth Williams, Actress
  • Joan Fontaine, Actress
  • Julie Andrews, Actress
  • Karen Grassle, Actress
  • Kate Capshaw, Actress
  • Kate Jackson, Actress
  • Kirk Cameron, Actor
  • Kirstie Alley, Actress
  • Loni Anderson, Actress
  • Louis Gossett, Jr., Actor
  • Marcia Wallace, Actress
  • Maury Povich, Television Host, News Anchor
  • Mercedes Ruehl, Actress
  • Mia Farrow, Actress
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, Actress

  • Nell Carter, Entertainer
  • Nicole Kidman, Actress
  • Oscar de la Renta, Designer
  • Parker Stevenson, Actor
  • Paul Newman, Actor
  • Paula Poundstone, Comedian
  • Peter Falk, Actor
  • Rosie O’Donnell, Actress
  • Roy Rogers, Entertainer
  • Sally Jessy Raphael, Talk Show Host
  • Sammy Davis, Jr., Entertainer
  • Sharon Stone, Actress
  • Sir Christopher Guest, Actor
  • Stephen Spielberg, Film Director
  • Susan Ruttan, Actress
  • Taurean Blacque, Actor
  • Ted Danson, Actor
  • Teri Garr, Actress
  • Tom Cruise, Actor
  • Ewan McGregor, Actor
  • Viola Davis, Actress