Published On: Nov 14 2011 05:05:42 PM ESTUpdated On: Mar 09 2015 10:26:45 AM EDT
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, announced on March 6, 2015, that they had adopted a baby girl. Edith Vivian Patricia Upton joins the couple's three biological sons, Dashiell John, Roman Robert and Ignatius Martin.
In 2009, Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley adopted an infant girl, whom they named Nancy, from Korea.
Sheryl Crow adopted her first son, Wyatt Steven, in 2007, and her second, Levi James, in June 2010.
In 2001, Calista Flockhart adopted a baby boy she named Liam. A few weeks after the adoption, she began her relationship with Harrison Ford.
Madonna adopted David Banda from Malawi, Africa. According to media allegations, she violated adoption policies, but there were no apparent policies in the country. David (seen here with Madonna at the Grammy Awards in January 2014) joined the singer's daughter Lourdes and son Rocco.
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have three biological children and three adopted children. Their adopted sons, Maddox and Pax, are seen here with them in June 2013. They also have an adopted daughter, Zahara.
Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, have two adopted children: a son, Oscar Maximillian, and a daughter, Ava Eliot. The family is seen here at Disneyland in 2009.
After divorcing Dennis Quaid with whom she has a son, Jack, Meg Ryan adopted a girl from China, Daisy True.
When Sharon Stone was married to Phil Bronstein, they adopted son, Roan Joseph in 2000. After the divorce, Sharon adopted two more sons, Laird Vonne and Quinn Kelly.
At the age of 50, Diane Keaton adopted her first child, a daughter, Dexter. She also adopted a son, Duke, in 2001 when she was 55 years old.
Rosie O'Donnell adopted three children, Parker, Chelsea and Blake, before her partner Kelli Carpenter had a daughter, Vivienne, by artificial insemination.
Before having their own children with different spouses, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony, when they were married.
Steven Spielberg's marriage to Kate Capshaw gave him an adopted son, Theo. He has four other biological children with her, and they adopted another daugher, Mickaela. Spielberg also has a son with first wife, Amy Irving.
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest have two adopted children, Anne and Thomas.
George Lucas and first wife, Marcia Lou Griffin, adopted a daughter, Amanda. After divorcing Griffin, Lucas went on to adopt two more children, Jett and Katie.
Before marrying writer/producer David E. Kelley, Michelle Pfeiffer adopted a girl, Claudia Rose. Pfeiffer and Kelley also have a biological son, John.
Back before adopting children became a celebrity thing to do, Barbara Walters adopted a daughter who she named Jackie after her mentally-challenged sister who died of ovarian cancer.
Mia Farrow is the champion of children in need. She has 14 children, four biological and 11 adopted, one of whom died in 2000.
When Burt Reynolds and Lonnie Anderson were married, they adopted a son, Quinton.
The 15-year-old son of the Canadian Consul general has been arrested in Miami after he was involved in a marijuana deal that ended in gunfire, claiming the life of his older brother and another man, according to the Miami Herald.