For parents, their children are the most important and cherished aspects of their lives. And this is true regardless of whether your children are biological or if you have chosen the adoption path.
Be it due to infertility or the desire to assist a child in need, the urge to become a parent and/or expand an already existing family may engulf any individual, whether they are renowned or not. After all, every child deserves to grow up in a loving and safe environment.
Below, we've rounded up a selection of celebrities who have proudly used adoption to either begin or extend their family, as well as the reasons why they cherish their children so much.
The seasoned actress is a devoted mother of three. Thandolwethu Mokoena, 33, has a biological daughter and an adoptive daughter. Okuhle Sothi.
Thando is 13 and Okuhle, her Ghanaian adoptive child, is 6. Soi announced her adoption plans in 2010.
On March 7, the celebrated actress took to Twitter to congratulate Okuhle on her sixth birthday.
I can't believe an imperfect person could experience perfect love... Thank you for coming into our lives. Your mother and I are thrilled to call you our daughter. "Happy birthday, my love," she tweeted.
The famous actress has an adopted child. Rain was adopted by Brescia in 2016.
In May, the Isibaya actress cried while celebrating Rain's 8th birthday.
"The Universe turned eight." Thank you for the wishes! 8 years of GOD's plan for us. 8 years of greatness Rain's smile and beauty are everything. “Happy birthday Princess Rain,” she wrote.
Among the celebrities who have adopted children is the actress who played Queen Moroka in Generations.
Lwandle and Rudo were born to Ndaba and her ex-husband Themba Ndaba. After the death of her sister Tiny Mphasane, the actress adopted Shallon Ndaba.
Not only actresses adopt children. Siya Kolisi, the South African national rugby team captain, has two children.
After Rachel Smith died in 2014, Kolisi adopted two of her children and two more.
He has two biological children, Nicholas and Keziah, and two adopted children, Liyema and Liphelo.
The 46-year-old actress has two adoptive children.
Last year, she shared a photo of her adopted kids, Jackson and August. August is 5 and Jackson is 9.
Charlize reared Jackson as a female, but she told the Daily Mail in 2019 she is not a girl.
"I thought she was a male." Charlize told the Daily Mail.
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