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Music

Business

Sports

Entertainers


  • Barbara Stanwyk
    Actress
    Kinship Care

  • Ella Fitgerald
    Singer
    Kinship Care

  • Ingrid Bergman
    Actress
    Kinship Care

  • Marilyn Monroe
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Tina Turner
    Singer
    Kinship Care

  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Actress
    Kinship Care

  • Willie Nelson
    Singer/Activist
    Foster Care

  • Carol Burnett
    Actress
    Kinship Care

  • Trent Reznor
    Singer, Nine Inch Nails
    Kinship Care

  • Tiffany Haddish
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Jimmy Wayne
    Singer
    Foster Care

  • George Lopez
    Actor/Comedian
    Kinship Care

  • Angela Shelton
    Director/Actress
    Foster Care

  • Bessie Smith
    Singer
    Kinship Care

  • Ice-T
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Earl "DMX" Simmons
    Rapper/Actor
    Foster Care

  • Ray Charles
    Singer/Pianist
    Foster Care

  • Ger Douny
    Model
    Foster Care

  • Sylvester Stallone
    Director/Actor
    Foster Care

  • Frank Stallone
    Singer/Actor
    Foster Care

  • Cher
    Actress/Singer
    Foster Care

  • Eddie Murphy
    Actor/Comedian
    Foster Care

  • Charlie Murphy
    Actor/Comedian
    Foster Care

  • Ray Liotta
    Actor
    Adopted

  • Cassidy Mack
    Actress
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Actor/Director
    Kinship Care

  • Frances McDormand
    Actress
    Kinship Care

  • Eartha Kitt
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Michael Bey
    Producer/Director
    Adopted

  • John Lennon
    Singer/Beattles
    Kinship Care

  • Billie Holliday
    Singer
    Kinship Care

  • Rachel Crow
    Actress/Singer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • James Hetfield
    Singer/Metallica
    Kinship Care

  • Louis Armstrong
    Trumpeter
    Foster Care

  • Jack Nicholson
    Actor
    Kinship Care

  • The Game
    Rapper
    Foster Care

  • Faith Hill
    Singer
    Adopted

  • Xzibit
    Rapper/Actor
    Foster Care/Kinship Care

  • Rosie Perez
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Skrillex
    DJ
    Foster Care

  • Art Linkletter
    Host/Producer
    Foster Care

  • Keisha Cole
    Singer
    Foster Care/Kinship Care

  • Leland Chapman
    Bounty Hunter
    Foster Care

  • Victoria Rowell
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Steve Odecek
    Comedian
    Adopted

  • Tommy Davidson
    Comedian/Actor
    Adopted

  • Kristen Chenoworth
    Actress/Singer
    Adopted

  • Melissa Gilbert
    Actress
    Adopted

  • Eric Clapton
    Singer/Guitarist
    Adopted

  • James Brown
    Godfather of Soul
    Foster Care

  • Allan Pineda a.k.a apl.de.ap
    Rapper/Black Eyed Peas
    Adopted

  • James Dean
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
    Actress/The Wire
    Foster Care

  • Jamie Foxx
    Actor/Singer
    Adopted

  • Snooki
    Reality Television
    Adopted

  • Steve Pemberton
    Actor/Singer
    Adopted

  • Gary Coleman
    Actor
    Adopted

  • Bo Diddely
    Singer/Guitarist
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Francois Truffaut
    Director
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Alison Anders
    Director
    Foster Care

  • Richard Burton
    Actor
    Adopted

  • Charlotte Ayana
    Actress/Model
    Foster Care

  • Priscilla Presley
    Actress
    Adopted

  • Rajesh Khanna
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Debra Harry
    Singer/Blondie
    Adopted

  • Dame Kiri Kanaw
    Singer
    Foster Care

  • Derek Clark
    Speaker/Rapping Dad
    Foster Care

  • Sarah McLachlan
    Singer
    Adopted

  • Lee Majors
    Actor
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Little Richard
    Singer
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
    Rapper/Run DMC
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Eriq LaSalle
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Esai Morales
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Richard Pryor
    Comedian/Actor
    Kinship Care

  • Charlene Tilton
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Grand Master Flash
    Rapper/DJ
    Foster Care

  • Chad L. Coleman
    Actor
    Foster Care

  • Kid President
    Internet Sensation
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Pitbull
    Rapper
    Foster Care

  • Kirk Franklin
    Musician/Entertainer
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Andy Dick
    Actor/Comedian
    Adopted

  • Gianna Simone
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Art Clokey
    Creator of Gumby
    Foster Care

  • Tim McGraw
    Country Singer
    Adopted

  • Keegan-Michael Key
    Actor/Comedian
    Adopted

  • Jim Hoffmaster
    Actor
    Foster Care

Public Figures


  • Bill Clinton
    42nd President
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Steve Jobs
    Apple Founder
    Adopted

  • Oprah Winfrey
    Media Mogul
    Kinship Care

  • Thomas Monaghan
    Dominoe's Founder
    Foster Care

  • Dave Thomas
    Wendy's Founder
    Adopted

  • L.L. Bean
    Outfitter
    Adopted

  • Gerald Ford
    38th President
    Adopted

  • Sam Goldwyn
    Movie Studio Founder
    Foster Care

  • Vidal Sassoon
    Stylist/Business Owner
    Foster Care

  • Herbert Hoover
    31st President
    Kinship Care

  • Malcolm X
    Activist
    Foster Care

  • Dr. Wayne Dwyer
    Writer/Speaker
    Foster Care

  • Nelson Mandela
    Activist/Politician
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Larry Ellison
    Oracle Founder
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Dr. Ruth
    Writer/Sex Expert
    Foster Care

  • Tom Vilsack
    Politician
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Hugh Leonard
    Writer
    Adopted

  • Henry Darger
    Writer/Artist
    Foster Care

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    First Lady
    Foster Care

  • Jesse Jackson
    Activist
    Adopted

  • Tony Shellman
    Fashion Designer
    Adopted

  • Somerset Moghaum
    Writer
    Kinship Care

  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell
    Politician
    Foster Care

  • Coco Chanel
    Fashion Designer
    Foster Care/Kinship Care

  • James Michener
    Writer
    Adopted

  • Truman Capote
    Writer
    Adopted

  • David Pelzer
    Writer
    Foster Care

  • Percy Spencer
    Inventor of the Microwave
    Kinship Care

  • Antwone Fisher
    Writer
    Foster Care

  • Maya Angelou
    Writer
    Kinship Care

  • Rhonda Sciortino
    Writer
    Foster Care/Kinship Care

  • Regina Louise
    Writer
    Foster Care

  • Dale Wasserman
    Screenwriter
    Foster Care

  • Lorraine Pascale
    Writer/Cook/Model
    Adopted

  • Edward Albee
    Screenwriter
    Adopted

  • Ashley Rhodes-Courter
    Writer
    Foster Care

  • Carl Hancock Rux
    Writer/Theater Director
    Foster Care

  • Harold Robbins
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Bruce Oldfield
    Fashion Designer
    Foster Care

  • Kate Adie
    Journalist/BBC
    Adopted

  • Andy McNab
    Writer
    Adopted

  • Cookie Humphrey
    Celebrity Publicist/Author
    Foster Care

  • Marcus Lemonis
    Journalist/Investor/Business Personality
    Adopted

  • CT Wilson
    Politician
    Foster Care

  • John Paul DeJoria
    Entrepreneur
    Foster Care

  • Regina Calcaterra
    Attorney/Author
    Foster Care

  • Paula McLain
    Author
    Foster Care

  • Gene Siskel
    Author/Film Critic
    Kinship Care

  • Shane Salter
    Speaker/Author
    Foster Care

  • Les Brown
    Speaker/Author/Television Personality
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Nancy Reagan
    First Lady
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Tammy Baldwin
    United States Senator
    Kinship Care

  • Lisa Joyner-Cryer
    Reporter/Adoptive Parent
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Nadja West
    General U.S. Army
    Adopted

  • Henry L. Jost
    Mayor, U.S. Congress
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Mickey Ibarra
    White House Advisor
    Foster Care

Athletes


  • Scott Hamilton
    Olympic Figure Skater
    Foster Care

  • Billy Mills
    Olympic Runner
    Foster Care

  • Mike Tyson
    World Champion Boxer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Babe Ruth
    Professional Baseball
    Foster Care

  • Greg Louganis
    Olympic Diver
    Adopted

  • Alonzo Mourning
    Professional Basketball
    Foster Care

  • Jimmy Graham
    Professional Football
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Aaron Judge
    Professional Baseball
    Adopted

  • Colin Kaepernick
    Professional Football
    Adopted

  • Michael Oher
    Professional Football
    Foster Care

  • Patrick Willis
    Professional Football
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Tyrann Mathieu
    Professional Football
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Scott Fujita
    Professional Football
    Adopted

  • Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
    Triathlete
    Foster Care

  • Jim Thorpe
    Professional Football/Olympic Runner
    Foster Care

  • Duante Culpepper
    Professional Football
    Adopted

  • Lopez Lomong
    Olympic Runner
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Guor Marial
    Olympic Runner
    Foster Care

  • Dan O Brien
    Olympic Decathlete
    Adopted

  • Anthony DiCosmo
    Professional Football/XFL
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Reese Hoffa
    Olympic Shotputter
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Aaron Parchem
    Olympic Figure Skater
    Adopted

  • Toby Dawson
    Olympic Skier
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Brian Tyms
    Profesional Football
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Lorenzo Mauldin
    Professional Football
    Foster Care

  • Glen Davis
    Professional Basketball
    Foster Care

  • Kevin Van Noy
    Professional Football
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Sharrif Floyd
    Professional Football
    Kinship Care

  • Simone Biles
    Gymnast/Olympian
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Demetrius Jackson
    Professional Basketball
    Foster Care

  • Dorial Green-Beckham
    Professional Football
    Foster Care

  • Carlin Isles
    Professional Rugby/Olympian
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Tori Bowie
    Olympic Runner
    Kinship Care/Adopted

  • Darold Williamson
    Runner/Olympian
    Foster Care/Kinship Care

  • Ra'shede Hageman
    Professional Football
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Caleb Swanson
    Professional Basketball
    Adopted

  • Rich Swann
    Pro Wrestler
    Kinship Care

  • Michaela DePrince
    Ballerina
    Adopted

Historical Figures


  • Andrew Jackson
    President
    Foster Care

  • Alexander Hamilton
    American Statesman
    Adopted

  • J.R.R Tolkien
    Writer
    Foster Care

  • George W. Carver
    Inventor
    Foster Care

  • John Keats
    Writer
    Adopted

  • Sir Francis Bacon
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • James West
    Boy Scouts Founder
    Foster Care

  • Joseph Smith
    Politician/Religous Figure
    Adopted

  • Wordsworth
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Leonard Tolstoy
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Dale Lambert
    Priest/Activist
    Adopted

  • Art Anderson
    Founder, Business Owner
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Ben Hooper
    Writer
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Juilette Drouet
    Actress
    Foster Care

  • Johann S. Bach
    Composer
    Adopted

  • Ivan the 4th
    Ruler
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Tocumseh
    Leader
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Johannes Kepler
    Scientist
    Foster Care

  • John Church
    Clergyman
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Bertrand Russell
    Philosopher
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Edward Langworthy
    Teacher/Politician
    Foster Care

  • Jean Rousseau
    Composer
    Kinship Care

  • Joseph Conrad
    Writer
    Kinship Care

  • Mariano Galvez
    Doctor
    Adopted

  • Simon Bolivar
    Leader
    Foster Care/Adopted

  • Henry Morton Stanley
    Explorer
    Foster Care

  • Leo Tolstoy
    Author of War & Peace
    Kinship Care

  • Aristotle
    Philosopher
    Kinship Care

  • Jonathan Swift
    Author of Gulliver's Travels
    Kinship Care

Did some of the names surprise you?

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