Celebs Who Gave Their Baby Up for Adoption

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Babies are given up for adoption every day, but some of those parents have names and faces you might recognize.
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Linda Lovelace

When she was 20 years old, Lovelace gave her firstborn son up for adoption.
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Roseanne Barr

At the age of 17, Barr gave up her daughter for adoption. They later reunited.
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Andy Kaufman

While they were in high school, Kaufman and his girlfriend had a baby together, whom they placed for adoption.
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Dog the Bounty Hunter

He has 12 children and has been married 5 times, but before all that, Duane Lee’s high school girlfriend had a baby, then committed suicide. Lee didn’t find out about the baby until he was an adult.
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Kate Mulgrew

Mulgrew gave up her baby for adoption when she was first starting out in her career. She later had two more children, who she kept.
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Clark Gable

When Gable had a baby as the result of an affair, she was placed in an orphange. The mother, Loretta Young, went back and adopted her 19 months later.
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Dirk Benedict

Unknown to him, Benedict became a father at a young age, but didn’t know he had fathered a child until 30 years later.
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Patti Smith

This singer gave her firstborn daughter up for adoption when she was 21 years old.
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Rod Stewart

In his teens, Stewart and his girlfriend had a baby together, which they gave up for adoption due to their young age.
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Joni Mitchell

This musician has a daughter that she placed for adoption. They met several decades later.
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