Single Adopters or Fosterers

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In Tamil Nadu tradition, Andal was a girl (by some considered to be a manifestation of the goddess Bhoodevi) found under a tulsi bush in the flower garden of the temple of Vishnu at Srivill... [more]

Beley, Ennis

Beley was born the fourth child of an unmarried drug addict, Patricia Smith, in Los Angeles. From a few days old he was fostered by a 60-year-old single man, Howard Glen, who raised him as ... [more]

Brooks-Randolph, Angie

Brooks was one of nine children, and her parents were forced by poverty to place her in a foster home where she was brought up by a widowed seamstress. Ambitious to become a lawyer, she ... [more]

Brown, Leslie Calvin

Brown and his twin brother, born in a Miami ghetto, were adopted at six weeks of age by a single woman. He was hyperactive as a child and labeled a slow learner. After high school he bec... [more]

Caprotti, Gian Giacomo

Caprotti was a student of the immortal Leonardo da Vinci, who was his frequent model and collaborated with him in some of his paintings. But he was probably more than this. Two sources (... [more]

Chips, Horn

Horn Chips was orphaned as a young child and raised by his grandmother. Later he was adopted by the uncle of Crazy Horse. He had the gift of prophecy, could change the weather and find l... [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]

Culpepper, Daunte

Culpepper was born to an unmarried teenager in jail for armed robbery (she is now a qualified social worker, with five other children, and they have always been in contact, although he has ... [more]

Day, Sabrina Sidney (see Hannibal, Abram Petrovich)

Hannibal was born an African prince, but kidnapped as a young boy about 1692 and sent to Istanbul as a hostage. A year late he was sent as a present to Tsar Peter of Russia, who used him as... [more]

Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame was orphaned when only a few years old and he and his sisters were raised by their grandmother.  Another source says that his mother died when he was five. His alcoholic father s... [more]

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