The is no question about it, being a single mother is hard. But being in a relationship – be it if you are married or living with someone – doesn’t make you a better mom. And the conventional family of a mom + dad = children doesn’t work for everyone. Sometimes the urge towards motherhood is so strong, that one doesn’t have the patience to find a mate or even feel the need to have a partner in parenthood. What do many women do – especially in Hollywood – to start or add to their families? They adopt and adopt as single moms.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron just joined this group of women raising kids on their own (with the help of family, friends, and nannies of course). And she is in some very, very good company. Check out these other 12 famous moms who opted to adopt.nggallery id=’117636′