What is it like being adopted and growing up as an adopted child? Is it any different from being raised in a traditional family? Is it better or worse? These are just a few of the questions that trigger everyone’s mind when they first think about the word “Adoption”. It can be a sensitive topic but some celebrities have been brave enough to accept that they were adopted kids. They defied all the odds and made big in their lives that today everyone knows them. They are as follows:
1) Rajesh Khanna
The superstar of Indian cinema who gave back to back 13 superhit films was an adopted child. He was born as Jatin Khanna and was raised by his foster parents. He was raised by his own uncle and aunt Leelawati and Chunnilal Khanna.
2) Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Baker. Her mother was an unmarried woman who was not capable of bringing her up. Marilyn was raised various foster homes and was also stayed in an orphanage. She finally got adopted by the best friend of her mother.
3) Arpita Khan
Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan’s sister Arpita was adopted by his parents Salim and Salma Khan. She holds a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. She is now married to a son of a famous politician and became a mother of a son Ahil.
4) Bill Clinton
The 42nd President of United States who was was also the third youngest to be elected at age 46, William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton was actually an adopted child. His father died in an accident just when he was 3 months old. He lived with his grandparents as her mother remarried. Later he was adopted by his step-father.
5) John Lenon
The famous musician was adopted by her aunt and uncle who were childless. As his real mother and father got divorced when he was small.
6) Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born as Rolihlahla Mandela in Mvezo village in South Africa. His father died of Tuberculosis when he was very small. He then adopted by the Thembu king, Jongintaba Dalindyebo at the age of nine.
7) Steve Jobs
The founder of Apple, Inc, late Steve Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs just after his birth. His biological father Abdulfattah Jandali was a Syrian Muslim and had an affair with his biological mother, Joanne Schieble. Due to societal pressure, their relationship shattered resulting Steve set up for adoption.