Today the news broke that Sandra Bullock is adopting as a single mother. She's not alone. Many other celeb moms have adopted as single parents.
While "having it all" is usually defined as "kids, career and marriage," that's not the case for many celebrity moms who have adopted children without being married -- or, for that matter, even being in a relationship. Meg Ryan recently admitted, "It's very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship. I didn't succeed at doing it at all. It's incredibly hard." But that didn't stop the queen of romantic comedies from adopting her daughter, Daisy True, from China in 2005.
"It goes alongside the growing trend in adoption," says Barbara Turvett, an adoptive parent and editor at Working Mother magazine. "It's becoming not just an acceptable thing to do, but a favorable thing to do. It's a great way to form a family."
It's not always possible to adopt if you're a single parent. While some countries may be open to single-parent adoptions, some, like Korea, only allow traditional two-parent families to adopt. Of course, celebrities -- who have an endless supply of money and resources -- often have little trouble convincing agencies they'll be able to provide a good home for a child.
Check out other celebrity moms who've adopted kids solo:
Celeb Moms Adopting Alone
Not long after adopting Claudia Rose in 1993, Michelle married David E Kelly, a writer and producer for Ally McBeal. Since then, they have had one son, John, in 1994.
The mother of all celebrity adopters has adopted ten children since 1973. Many when Mia was between high-profile relationships. One such relationship ended when Woody Allen ran off with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
Joan "Mommy Dearest" Crawford was one of the first high-profile celebrities to adopt children while unmarried. In 1940, Crawford adopted Christina, who later would write a scathing book about her mother.