November marks National Adoption Month, a celebration of adoptive families, as well as an awareness building initiative for the more than 100,000 children in foster care in the United States. And we’re embracing the joy of adoption by taking a moment to appreciate those in Hollywood who are proud to have been adopted. One of the most well-known is Nicole Richie, who was adopted at age 9 by her biological father's bandmate, Lionel Richie. Scroll down to see five more famous adoptees, and for more information on the adoption process, check out the Dave Thomas Foundation.
VIDEO: Stars Who Were Adopted
1. Faith Hill
The Grammy award-winning country star was adopted as an infant by Edna and Ted Perry who raised her alongside their two biological sons in Star, Mississippi.
2. Kristin Chenoweth
The award-winning actress was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where she was adopted into the Chenoweth family as an infant. The adoptee is a strong advocate for American adoption and credits her success to her adoptive parents' unconditional love and support.
3. Jamie Foxx
The Oscar-winning actor, whose mother was also adopted, was adopted by his maternal grandparents shortly after birth.
4. Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson was adopted by his maternal grandmother as an infant. However, he grew up believing she was his mother. His actual biological mother, who gave birth to him as a teenager, was his sister. He did not find out the truth until he was 37 years old and both his mother and grandmother were already deceased.
5. Frances McDormand
The Oscar- and Emmy award-winning actress was one of three kids adopted by a Disciples of Christ minister, Vernon, and his wife, Noreen. In turn, McDormand adopted her son, Joel, when he was six months old.