There can be nothing easy about giving a child up for adoption. No matter what age or life experience, it’s all the same — after carrying a child to full term, and delivering a new life into this world, it would be hard to just say, “Farewell.” With that said, the fond farewell is one of the most generous gifts some parents can give to a child whom they might not be able to raise. The list of celebrities who have given up children for adoption is somewhat staggering, but not always surprising. Here are seven examples of well known stars who’ve endured the experience.
7. Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew has enjoyed an incredible career on stage, and in front of the camera, and for those who are only coming to know her as Galina Reznikov in Orange Is The New Black, you’d hardly recognize her in other roles. They have significantly butched up the American midwesterner for that particular role. Regardless of enjoying an illustrious career on hit TV shows, Broadway and in several feature films, Kate became pregnant at the age of 21, while she was single, and was in disbelief that she could raise the child on her own. She offered her child for adoption, and had this to say about the experience later: “I wouldn’t trade the experience. I also wouldn’t repeat it. It’s a lingering pain, a pain that will always be there.” No doubt, Kate has enjoyed some healing from that pain, as she reunited with her child in 2011.EPA/MATTEO BAZZI