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5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Fostered or Adopted

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Did you know these 5 famous people were not raised by biological parents?

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Photos: David Buchan, Justin Sullivan, Taylor Hall, Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

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1

Steve Jobs

 

 

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was adopted at birth and raised in San Francisco.

 

John Lennon
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2

John Lennon

 

 

Anyone who knows The Beatles’ story can tell you that John Lennon was raised by his Aunt Mimi, thinking that his mother, Julia was his sister.

 

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Photo: Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images

3

Marilyn Monroe

 

 

The former Norma Jean spent her developing years in a number of foster homes and an orphanage before marrying at 16.

 

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4

Jamie Foxx

 

 

The actor’s parents handed him over to his maternal grandparents shortly after his birth and were never a part of his life.

 

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5

Willie Nelson

 

 

The “red-headed stranger” of country music was abandoned at birth, later to be cared for by various extended-family members.

 

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