Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. However, not every couple or person’s path to becoming a parent is the same.
Many celebrities (for one reason or another) are raising non-biological children ― whether with their spouses, or as single parents. In fact, most recently D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser revealed she had adopted her daughter, Miranda Elizabeth Bowser, back in May.
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From Alfre Woodard to Rev. Run and his wife Justine, these celebs have all expanded their families through adoption. The list may even surprise you.
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The "How To Get Away With Murder" actress and her husband, actor Julian Tennon, adopted their daughter, Genesis Tennon, in 2011.
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Actor and bestselling author Hill Harper adopted a son named Pierce at the age of 50. He’s been extremely open about sharing his adoption journey throughout the process.
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In 2016, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins welcomed home the bundle of joy she always wanted — a baby boy named Chance. “I feel the same way I did when I gave birth,” she told People magazine. “It’s no different.”
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Alfre Woodard and her husband, writer Roderick Spencer, have two adopted children, a daughter named Mavis and a son, Duncan.
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Everyone knows that Nicole Richie is the daughter of legendary singer Lionel Richie, but many don’t know that she was adopted by Lionel and his then-wife Brenda Harvey when she was just 3 years old.
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Hoda Kotb has openly shared intimate emotional details about adopting her 1-year-old daughter, Haley Joy, at the age of 52.
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Wyclef Jean and his wife, Marie Claudinette, adopted a daughter, Angelina Claudinelle Jean, in 2005.
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Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, adopted their daughter Elisa in 1995.
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The stars of Netflix’s “The Washingtons” prayed for a miracle for after they lost their newborn daughter, Victoria Anne Simmons. That miracle came in the form of their daughter, Miley Simmons, a few years later.
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