Celebrity Adoptions

Hugh Jackman's adoption destiny

By BANG Showbiz on September 26, 2011

Hugh Jackman, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011LOS ANGELES – Hugh Jackman believes it was "destiny" to adopt his children.

The 'Real Steel' actor and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness were devastated when they were told they couldn't have kids naturally but now they know it was fate to welcome Oscar, 11, and six-year-old Ava into their lives.

Hugh Jackman's adoption destiny

By BANG Showbiz on September 26, 2011

Hugh Jackman, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011LOS ANGELES – Hugh Jackman believes it was "destiny" to adopt his children.

The 'Real Steel' actor and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness were devastated when they were told they couldn't have kids naturally but now they know it was fate to welcome Oscar, 11, and six-year-old Ava into their lives.

Sheryl Crow Adopts Another Baby Boy

By Erica Bowen on June 4, 2010

Sheryl Crow, adopts, adoption, baby, boy, son, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, latest, new, hot, sexy, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sheryl Crow has adopted another baby boy!

"I have some exciting news to share with you guys," the 48-year-old singer announced Friday on her official Web site, "Wyatt has a new little brother!"

Crow's newest addition to the family, Levi James, was born on April 30.

Sandra Bullock on Her Adopted Baby Boy: 'He's Just Perfect'

By Erica Bowen on April 28, 2010

Sandra Bullock, adopts, adoption, black, baby, boy, People, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Sandra Bullock bounced back into the public spotlight in a big way on Wednesday. In addition to disclosing that she has filed for divorce from Jesse James, the actress revealed that she is adopting a 3½-month-old baby boy named Louis Bardo as a single parent.

Madonna Wins Court Appeal to Adopt Malawi Girl

By Chloe Bunker on June 12, 2009

Madonna, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newBLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna scored a victory in court Friday, winning her appeal to adopt a second child from Malawi.

Malawi's Supreme Court overturned April's lower court ruling which denied the pop star's bid to adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James because she wasn't a resident of the southern African country.

Madonna's Adoption Bid Rejected by Malawi Judge

By Chloe Bunker on April 3, 2009

MadonnaBLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna's bid to adopt a second child from Malawi was denied Friday by the African nation's government.

Court registrar Ken Manda told reporters that Madonna's bid to adopt a 4-year-old girl named Mercy James was rejected because the pop star isn't a resident of the country. She can appeal the decision to Malawi's Supreme Court.

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Malawi Government Supports Madonna's Adoption Bid

By Chloe Bunker on April 2, 2009

MadonnaBLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna's bid to adopt a second child from Malawi has the support of the southern African nation's government, officials revealed Thursday.

"Madonna has been good to us, she is supporting over 25,000 orphans in this country and she has proved that she can take care of David," Malawian Information Minister Patricia Kaliati told Reuters.

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Madonna's Mercy James Adoption Delayed by Malawi Court

By Chloe Bunker on March 30, 2009

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna's hopes of adopting a second child from Malawi have been put on hold until at least Friday.

The 50-year-old singer spent about an hour in court Monday before her adoption application was delayed until the end of the week, officials confirmed to The Associated Press.

Madonna is seeking to adopt a 4-year-old girl named Mercy James, whose parents are both dead. She comes from the Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage.

Word broke late last week that Madonna was traveling to Malawi over the weekend with the intention of adopting another child from the impoverished African country. She previously drew criticism when she adopted her 3-year-old son, David Banda, from the country in 2006. Malawian law requires would-be parents to reside in the country for one year before adopting, a rule that was essentially broken in her case.

Madonna's latest plan is also controversial since Malawi does not typically grant adoptions to single or divorced parents, an issue after her recent split from Guy Ritchie. One person against the "Material Girl's" latest adoption plan is the grandmother of Mercy James.

"Why doesn't this singer pick other children?" 61-year-old Lucy Chekechiwa told Britain's The Sun. "It is stealing. I want to go to to court. I won't let her go."

It remains unclear whether Chekechiwa was in court Monday.

In addition to David, Mercy James would join Madonna's two biological children, Lourdes 12, and Rocco, 8.

Madonna first visited Malawi during a charity mission and to film a documentary on the poverty and AIDS crisis there. She runs the charity Raising Malawi and is also establishing a school for girls there.

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Madonna Says Adopting Malawian Boy is Painful Like Childbirth

By Chloe Bunker on May 22, 2008

Madonna, pic, pics, picture, pictures, photo, photos, hot, celebrity, celeb, news, juicy, gossip, rumorsCANNES, France — Madonna says her adoption of a Malawian boy has been similar to the pains of an actual childbirth.

"It was painful, and it was a big struggle, and I didn't understand it," the "4 Minutes" singer told the Associated Press of the criticism she's received from her attempted adoption of 2-year-old David Banda.