The world would most definitely be a happier place if all families who had the desire to adopt could. Unfortunately, the process is pretty complicated. The paperwork takes months, and often enough the adoptions fall through even when a family has spent thousands of dollars to bring home the baby or child that they have already grown to love.
As sad as it is that many adoptions fall through, and as much as the process needs to be adjusted, there are many people who have success adopting. It might take money, time, and other resources, but the assurance of knowing that a child is going to go to a good home, or the joy that comes in bringing home a child is worth the sometimes grueling steps.
As much as adoption takes resources, as mentioned, the people who often have success are people of celebrity status. Who knows if it’s because of their money, connections, or good track records, but the list of celebrities who have adopted is a pretty decently long one.
It’s nice to know that children who were born into trying circumstances can have lives up to the standards of celebrities. Here are some celebrity couples who have brought a child that wasn’t theirs into their home through adoption:
Denise Richards was married to actor Charlie Sheen for several years and had two children with him. The couple split in 2006 with less than pleasant circumstances. After the divorce, Richards decided to adopt a third child from the U.S. in 2011. The adoption process, even for somebody of celebrity status took 2 years. It’s a wonder why the process takes so long, but at least the child will know what it is like to live well. Richards is raising her children as a single mother, so more power to her.
A more well-known name is next on the list. Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborah tried to have children on their own but Deborah had 2 miscarriages and the couple decided to adopt instead. The children’s names are Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot. Jackman says that the process was painstakingly slow for he and his wife as Australia has an anti-adoption culture about it. Again, a shame that adoption has to be so difficult to follow through.
Adoption is a beautiful thing that shouldn’t have the kind of difficulties it seems to have all over the world. It’s a wonder why it’s so easy to end a pregnancy, yet the process of giving a child a home is tedious, expensive, and nearly impossible for many.
In any case, there are a lot of unknowns about the process of adoption, both on the birth mother side and adopter side. Just because it’s complicated doesn’t negate the fact that there are many children out there that deserve a loving home.