Category Archives: Adoption
The Apple cofounder was born in San Francisco in 1955 to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah John Jandali, an unwed couple who put Jobs up for adoption as an infant. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, a machinist and accountant respectively, and grew up in Los Altos, California. As an adult, Jobs tracked his family history, discovering that his parents later wed and had a daughter, Mona Simpson, who Jobs had a “close relationship”
Hill (full name: Audrey Faith Perry Hill) was adopted when a few days old by Ted and Edna Perry, who had two older sons and wanted a daughter, and raised in Star, Mississippi. Her birth parents were unmarried, although they married later and had a son.
She always has known she was adopted.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, the edgy 55-year-old actor was adopted at 6 months old by Alfred and Mary Liotta and raised in New Jersey along with a younger adopted sister. After becoming a parent himself, he decided to hire a private detective to track down his birth mother. The two met and he learned he has four half-sisters, a half-brother and a full sister. “When I finally found out in my 40s, you realize that the best thing in the world was that I was adopted, only based on that my birth mother had circumstances that didn’t warrant her to keep a kid,”
Mercedes Ruehl. The Tony Award winning actress gave up a little boy, Christopher, in her youth, then years later adopted a child herself. Today Christopher is godfather to her younger child.
Linda Lovelace. She may be the most famous porn star to have lived, but when she gave birth to a son out of wedlock at 20, it was her mother who made the decision to give the child up for adoption.
Oh, was her Mom ashamed???