Overseas celebrity adoption featured in USA Today

With the news of Madonna and Guy Ritchie‘s newly adopted son David in the headlines recently, USA Today featured an article on other celebrity parents who’ve adopted from overseas in last Friday’s issue. Highlights include:

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen – the longtime couple have a son Pedro, 11. They adopted him from Paraguay, and brought him home in April 1995, at 6 months old.

Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis – In April 2006, the couple announced that they had adopted a 4 year old girl from Mongolia, where Ewan had stopped on a 2004 motorcycle trip and was inspired. They have not released their daughter’s name – she joins their older girls Clara Mathilde, 10, and Esther Rose, 4 1/2.

Meg Ryan – The actress started adoption proceedings in 2004, and after a 6 day stay in China, brought home daughter Daisy True in January 2006. Originally naming her Charlotte, Meg changed her name when she realized it didn’t fit her daughter’s personality. Daisy joined older brother Jack, 14.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – Angelina met 3 month old Maddox Chivan in Camobodia in November 2001, by March 2002 she had taken him home. Along with new partner Brad Pitt, Angelina brought home 6 month old Zahara Marley from Ethiopia in July 2005. And we all know who made her debut this past May!

Of course there are many other parents who have adopted state-side – Kirstie Alley, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jamie Lee Curtis to name a few – but is anyone aware of any other celebrity international adoptions that we’ve missed?

Source: USA Today

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