This week Denise Richards adopted a baby girl she named Eloise Joni to join her and her two daughters (whose fathers is the infamous Charlie Sheen).
One thing that instinctively comes to many a people’s mind is…”but she’s single!” It’s no reflection on the power of the single mom and their capabilities of raising a child without a man in the house. It’s more a question of the how.
Many families try very hard to adopt a child and feel like they have to fit all the criteria of a “traditional” family, but they still struggle to get anyone to hand off a baby to them. It could be their connections, their money or maybe they just are ideal candidates for being adoptive moms. Regardless, Denise Richards joins a star studded group of ladies who adopted kids when they were single.
Check out our slidehow of eight single (or once single) moms who added to their family via adoption. nggallery id=’115015′
All photos: PCN
(Also check out Nia Vadalos Talks Adoption and Other Hollywood Stars Who Adopted here. )