Adoption Resources

I Found a Better Way
Life Issues Institute offers a free ad slick that emphasizes the blessings of adoption. Download the PDF or, if you prefer to receive a copy by snail mail, simply email us.

 

 

 

“A” is for Adopted
Eileen Tucker Cosby and her husband, David, have adopted two children. Eileen is the author of a great book called “A” is for Adopted, a wonderful, gentle way to introduce the concept of adoption to children. Order here.

 

National Council for Adoption
For a list of recommended adoption agencies and other information, please visit the National Council for Adoption.

Show Hope: A Movement to Care for Orphans
Founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, this nonprofit organization is helping to make a difference for the millions of orphans and waiting children around the world.his wife, Mary Beth, are working with others to make adoption a blessing to more families.

 

 

Famous people who have been involved in the process of adoption:

People Who Were Adopted:

  • Alexander the Great – King of Macedonia, 356-323 B.C.
  • Andy Berlin – entrepreneur: chairman of Belin Cameron & Partners
  • Anthony Williams – politician
  • Aristotle – philosopher
  • Art Linkletter – comedian
  • Bo Diddley – musician, performer
  • Brent Jasmer – actor
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – musician, actress
  • Carl Theodor Dreyer – Danish film director
  • Charles Dickens – writer
  • Charlotte Anne Lopez – Miss Teen USA
  • Christina Crawford – author
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estes – author
  • Crazy Horse – Lakota war chief
  • Dan O’Brien – decathlete
  • Daunte Culpepper – football player
  • Dave Thomas – entrepreneur: founder of Wendy’s
  • Debbi Harry – singer
  • Edgar Allen Poe – poet, writer
  • Edward Albee – playwright
  • Eleanor Roosevelt – First Lady
  • Eric Dickerson – athlete
  • Faith Daniels – news anchor
  • Faith Hill – country singer
  • Freddie Bartholomew – actor
  • Gary Coleman – actor
  • George Washington Carver – inventor
  • Greg Louganis – diver
  • Halle Berry – actress
  • Ingrid Bergman – actress
  • James McArthur – actor
  • James Michener – author
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau – philosopher
  • Jesse Jackson – minister
  • Jesus – adopted by Joseph the carpenter (Bible)
  • Jett Williams – country singer and author
  • Jim Palmer – athlete
  • John J. Audubon – naturalist
  • John Lennon – musician
  • Langston Hughes – poet and writer
  • Larry Ellison – entrepreneur: chief executive of Oracle
  • Leo Tolstoy – writer
  • Les Brown – motivational speaker
  • Louisa May Alcott – writer
  • Lynnette Cole – Miss USA 2000
  • Malcolm X – civil rights leader
  • Marilyn Monroe – actress
  • Mark Acre – athlete
  • Mark Twain – writer
  • Matthew Laborteaux – actor
  • Melissa Gilbert – actress
  • Michael Reagan – dancer
  • Moses – adopted by the princess of Egypt (Bible)
  • Nancy Reagan – First Lady
  • Nat King Cole – singer
  • Nelson Mandela – politician
  • Patrick Laborteaux – actor
  • Peter and Kitty Carruthers- figure skaters
  • President Gerald Ford – politician
  • President William Clinton – politician
  • Priscilla Presley – actress
  • Ray Liotta – actor
  • Reno – performance artist, comedian
  • Rep. Jim Lightfoot – politician
  • Richard Burton – actor
  • Sara Gilbert – actress
  • Sarah McLachlan – singer
  • Scott Hamilton – figure skater
  • Sen. Paull H. Shin – politician
  • Sen. Robert Byrd – politician
  • Shari Belafonte-Harper – actress
  • Steve Jobs – entrepreneur: co-founder of Apple computer
  • Surya Bonaly – figure skater
  • Tim Green – football player/commentator
  • Tom Monaghan – entrepreneur
  • Tommy Davidson – comedian
  • Victoria Rowell – actress
  • Wilson Riles – educator

People Who Placed Children for Adoption:

  • Andy Kaufman – actor
  • David Crosby – singer
  • Kate Mulgrew – actress (Star Trek)
  • Joni Mitchell – singer
  • Roseanne Barr – actress

People Who Adopted Children:

  • Al Roker – news anchor
  • Angelina Jolie – actress
  • Art Buchwald – comedian
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Sr. – publisher
  • Barbara Walters – famous journalist
  • Ben Stein – actor and game show host
  • Bette Davis – actress
  • Bob Hope – entertainer
  • Brooke Adams – actress
  • Burt Reynolds – actor
  • Calista Flockhart – actress
  • Cecil B. De Mille – film director
  • Charles Bronson – actor
  • Connie Chung – news anchor
  • Dale Evans – singer
  • Dan Marino – football player
  • Dan Wilson – Seattle Mariners (baseball)
  • David Kelley – television producer
  • Diane Keaton – actress
  • Dianne Wiest – actress
  • Donna Mills – actress
  • Ed McMahon – entertainer
  • Erma Bombeck – comedienne
  • Estelle Parsons – actress
  • Eve Arden – actress
  • Father George Clements – minister
  • Gail Sheehy – writer
  • Gary Merrill – actor
  • George Burns – comedian
  • George Lucas – film director
  • Gloria Swanson – actress
  • Gracie Allen – comedian
  • Hank Williams, Sr. – country music legend
  • Harry Belafonte – singer
  • Hawkshaw Hawkins – WWVA Jamboree and WSM Grand Ole Opry
  • Hedy Lamarr – actress
  • Helen Hays – actress
  • Henry Fonda – actor
  • Horace George Hamilton – administrator
  • Isabella Rossellini – -actress
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – actress
  • Jane Fonda – actress
  • Jane Wallace – TV personality
  • Jane Wyman – actress
  • Jann Wenner – publisher
  • Jill Ireland – actress
  • Jill Krementz – author
  • Jim Palmer – athlete
  • Jo Beth Williams – actress
  • Joan Didion – author
  • Joan Fontaine – actress
  • John DeLorean – entrepreneur
  • John Denver – singer
  • John Gregory Dunne – author
  • Josephine Baker – singer and dancer
  • Judy Woodruff – news anchor
  • Julie Andrews – actress
  • Karen Grassle – actress
  • Kate Capshaw – actress
  • Kate Jackson – actress
  • Kirby Puckett – athlete
  • Kirstie Alley – actress
  • Kris Kristofferson – singer
  • Kurt Vonnegut – author
  • Linda Ronstadt – singer
  • Loni Anderson – actress
  • Louis Gossett, Jr – actor.
  • Magic Johnson – athlete
  • Marcia Wallace – actress
  • Marie Osmond – singer
  • Maury Povitch and Connie Chung – talk show host and journalist, respectively
  • Mia Farrow – actress
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – actress
  • Natalie Williams – Utah Starz (WNBA)
  • Nell Carter – entertainer
  • Nicole Kidman – actress
  • Oscar de la Renta – designer
  • Ozzy (and Sharon) Osbourne – musician
  • Parker Stevenson – actor
  • Patti LaBelle – singer
  • Paul Newman – actor
  • Paula Poundstone – comedian
  • Pearl Bailey – singer
  • Peter Falk – actor
  • President Ronald Reagan – politician
  • Regina Belle – singer
  • Rep.James Leach – politician
  • Richard King Mellon – financier
  • Robert Fulghum – writer
  • Rosie O’Donnell – actress
  • Roy Rogers – entertainer
  • Sally Jessy Raphael – talk show host
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. – entertainer
  • Sarah Purcell – entertainer
  • Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell – politician
  • Sen. Gordon Humphrey – politician
  • Sen. Jesse Helms – politician
  • Sen. John McCain – politician
  • Sen. Lloyd Bentsen – politician
  • Sen. Paul Simon – politician
  • Sen. Paull H. Shin – politician
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson – politician
  • Sharon Stone – actress
  • Sir Christopher Guest – actor
  • Stephen Spielberg – film director
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – Christian musician
  • Susan Ruttan – actress
  • Taurean Blacque – actor
  • Ted Danson – actor
  • Teri Garr – actress
  • Tom Cruise – actor
  • Valerie Harper – actress
  • Victoria Rowell – actress
  • Walt (and Lily) Disney – founder of Disneyland
  • William Delahunt – politician
  • Willie Mays – athlete
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