5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Gave Their Babies Up For Adoption

They say having to become a mother is one of the greatest joys in life. And it’s not any different with celebrities as well. Just because they are famous it does not mean they are devoid of any human emotions.Hence one does undergo a life time of turmoil when a person has to give up their baby for adoption for their own personal reasons.

Here we bring you the list of 5 celebrities, who gave up their babies for adoption.

Kate Mulgrew

She is quite famous for her roles as Captain Janeway in ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ or from her recent role as Red on the show, ‘Orange is the New Black’. She comes from an Irish Catholic family, Iowa.Kate at the age of 17 left home to study as Captain Janeway when she landed an acting role portray Mary Ryan on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope leading her to quit her junior year in school. But to her dismay found she was pregnant.As she had no support from her family or baby’s father she had to resort to giving up the baby for adoption.

“I instantly regretted giving her up. It was instant. I went immediately the first week. I begged,” Mulgrew said of her thoughts about the adoption. She was trying hard to get in touch with her child, although the adoption was irreversible.Finally, in 1998, her daughter Kate got in touch with her and they have been close ever since.

Joni Mitchell

At the age of 21, the then Joan Anderson was dirt poor and pregnant and was an unknown folk singer in Toronto. She gave birth to a baby girl on February 19, 1965.As the baby’s father Brad MacMath disappeared to California leaving her alone and also since a baby out of wedlock was a huge scandal in the 1960’s, she gave up the child for adoption.

The little baby girl was adopted by affluent teacher parents and grew up to be Kilauren Gibb. After being told at the age of 27, that she was adopted, she set on a quest to find her birth mother which took about 5 years.

The two were reunited in 1997 after Mitchell received a letter. They met a week later.

“(Gibb) had abandonment issues and she was pretty rough on me and conscripted my granddaughter, but we’ve worked through all of that. We reminisced about all the little tricks we pulled and the ways we can hurt each other. That’s over. We’re going to see each other soon,” Joni was Quoted saying.

Rod Stewart

Stewart got his girlfriend pregnant in his teens and since he was not ready to share the responsibility of the child, his girlfriend gave up the baby girl which was born in 1963 for adoption. Years later when Rod wanted to get in touch with his daughter  Sarah Streeter after he found a link connecting her, the connection was unsuccessful as Sarah still harbored hard feelings against Rod and her birth mother.

50 years after the adoption, Stewart and Streeter finally met, and have kept in touch. Sarah is the first of Stewart’s 8 children.

Roseanne Barr

She is famous for her role in the sitcom, Roseanne which ran for nine seasons.At the age of 17, she became pregnant and gave up the baby girl for adoption because of the social stigma of an unwed mother.

“At first, [during pregnancy] I wanted to keep the baby. I got on welfare and rented a room for 50 bucks a month. I turned on the water, and cockroaches came out of the spigot. Outside, there were drunks. I just couldn’t go on there, so I went away to Denver and moved into a Salvation Army home for unwed mothers,”  Roseanne said.

“I gave my baby up to the Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Denver. They said they had a couple that had waited seven years for a Jewish baby. But the day they came to take my baby away, I whispered to her, “You remember this, I’ll see you when you’re 18.” I always knew that. I always knew we would get back,” she said.

After 18 years she was reunited with her daughter Brandi Brown.

“I turned around and felt this powerful magnet. We looked at each other, Brandi jumped out of her seat, and we started running toward each other. We embraced and wouldn’t let go of each other, hugging and crying. We went up in the elevator finally and had ourselves a reunion,” she said.



Lucille Ball

Lucille is famous for her 1951 sitcom ‘I Love Lucy’.

In 2014, a lady named Cassandria Carlson approached guaranteeing to be Lucille Ball’s granddaughter.

Carlson’s mom, Linda Jane Dee would have been conceived 4 years before the presentation of I Love Lucy. Carlson claims that she has recollections of a redheaded lady coming to visit her home and playing cards in her initial youth. She has been attempting to get DNA tests to demonstrate her cases however relatives of the Ball-Arnaz family have dismissed all solicitations.