Divorce or Premature Death of Adoptive Parent(s)

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Allan, Jani

Allan was adopted aged one month by a wealthy British-South African couple, John and Janet Fry. John Fry died when she was 10. She has been a model and married a wealthy South African, G... [more]

Astor, Joshua

Astor is the birth son of Joe "Gannex" Kagan, friend of the British prime minister Harold Wilson, but was adopted aged three by his step-father, Michael Astor, MP (one of the weal... [more]

Beachley, Layne

Beachley was born to an unmarried 17-year-old Scot living in Australia and given up for adoption at birth. She was adopted by a couple with a born-to son living in Manly, near Sydney. Fr... [more]

Bear Woman

Bear Woman was an Inuit girl who became lost while playing hide-and-seek with her brothers. She was found near death by a large bear, who took her home and raised her as his own (see also ... [more]

Bergman, Ingrid

Bergman's mother died when she was two and her father when she was 12. She then lived with an aunt, who died six months later, and then with an uncle. Her first film was Munkbrogreven in 19... [more]

Brodkey, Harold

Brodkey was born Aaron Weintraub. His mother died when he was two years old and he was adopted by his father's cousin's family, but his new parents also soon died. He was sexually abused by... [more]

Cameron, Rhona

Cameron was born in Dundee or Musselburgh, Scotland, and adopted when she was very young. Her adoptive father also died, when she was 14, sending her into a long-term depression. She was... [more]

Cole, George

Cole was placed for adoption at 10 days of age but did not find out until he was eight, when he found his papers while looking for Christmas presents. He was raised in a council house, l... [more]

Cole, Nat Kelly

Carol Cole was the daughter of the sister of Maria Cole, wife of the American singer Nat King Cole . She was orphaned when five or six years old and ado... [more]

Cullen, Countée

Cullen was raised by his grandmother until her death, and then in 1918 he was adopted by the Rev. Frederick Cullen and his wife. His first collection of poetry was published in 1925, and... [more]

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