You don't have to be celeb-obsessed to know Brangelina adopted three of their six children. It's also commonly known that Sandra Bullock adopted her son Louis. (Hello cute People Magazine cover.) When we started to count the number of famous people who have adopted we got to 23 before realizing this was more than a trend.
And it isn't even a new one. Barbara Walters, Ed McMahon, Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney all adopted children in their day.
What's lesser known, though, are which celebrities were adopted themselves. And so, as National Adoption Month ends, we bring you a list of the most notable -- and surprising -- adoptees:
Born: February 24, 1955
Died: October 05, 2011
Adopted By: Clara and Paul Jobs
Nature Versus Nurture: Jobs' biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson, found him in 1985 and let the world know about his last words when she delivered a eulogy at his funeral last month.
Born: July 1, 1945, Miami, Florida
Adopted By: Richard and Catherine Harry, Hawthorne, New Jersey
Still Performing: In 2006, Harry appeared in a theatrical dance production, "The Show (Achilles Heels)."
Born: July 2, 1932, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Died: January 8, 2002
Adopted By: Rex and Auleva Thomas, Kalamazoo, Michigan
What you might not know: Thomas never finished high school and hired a tutor to help him pass his G.E.D exam in 1993.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Born: November 23, 1988, New York
Adopted by: Andy and Helena Polizzi
Why Snooki?: The nickname comes from a character in "Save the Last Dance." And was given to her in elementary school because she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy.
Darryl McDaniels, DMC
Born: May 31, 1964, Harlem, New York
Adopted By: Byford and Banna McDaniels
Surprising Confession: In 1997, when DMC contemplated suicide, it was Sarah McLachlan's song, "Angel," that gave him hope.
Born: February 8, 1968, Zion, Illinois.
Died: May 28, 2010
Adopted By: W.G. Coleman, a pharmaceutical representative, and Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner.
Not Just DIff'rent Strokes: When Coleman and his ex-wife Shannon Price divorced, they appeared on TV's "Divorce Court" to settle their issues.
Born: Audrey Faith Perry, September 21, 1967, Jackson, Mississippi.
Adopted by: Pat and Edna Perry
Pre-Stardom: Hill worked as a receptionist at a music publishing company and then landed a job packaging fan merchandise Reba McEntire.
Born: May 8, 1964 Los Angeles, California
Adopted by: Ed Gilbert and Barbara Crane, actress and dancer.
Record Set: Gilbert was the youngest person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born: August 17, 1944, New York, NY
Adopted By: His birth mother's aunt, Lillian Ellison, and her husband
Personal Life: Ellison was married four times.
Born: August 28, 1958
Adopted By: Ernest and Dorothy Hamilton, Bowling Green, Ohio
A Bump In The Road: Hamilton was abruptly dismissed from the "Ice Capades" in 1986 because of a change in ownership.
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