11 Reality Stars Who Have Adopted Kids (Or Were Adopted Themselves)

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

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Since we've already discussed the best adoption storylines on TV, it's time now to talk about the real life adoptions that we've seen play out on reality shows considering this weekend is National Adoption Day. From Teen Mom's Catelynn And Tyler to Bravo's Patti Stanger, check out the stars that are adopted kids, have adopted kids, or put up a kid for adoption below.

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Patti Stanger Adopted

Patti Stanger
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Patti Stanger is adopted, and on the most recent season of Millionaire Matchmaker, she opened up about wanting to find her birth mom. Patti later learned that she passed away, but she still sometimes wears her birth mom's ring to remind herself of where she came from.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Adoption

Catelynn and Tyler
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As any Teen Mom fan knows, Catelynn and Tyler put up their daughter Carly for adoption when she was born in 2009. Now, they're both advocates for adoption and hope to be adoption counselors after college. How freakin' inspiring is that?!

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Ariana and Brielle Biermann Adopted

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Don't be Tardy's Kim Zolciak's two daughters from her first marriage, Ariana and Brielle, just recently got adopted by their step-dad, Kroy Biermann. Kim and Kroy are expecting their twins together, so now they're just one big happy family and it's just so cute.

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Nicole Richie Adopted

Nicole Richie
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The fashionista of NBC's Fashion Star (which just recently got canceled..) was adopted as a kid into the family of Lionel Richie. So. Lucky. OMG.

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Willie and Korie Robertson Adopted

Willie and Korie Robertson
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The Duck Dynasty couple has 3 children of their own and 2 children that they adopted. The Robertsons adopted their son Will when he was just a baby and their daughter, Rebecca, when she visited their house as an exchange student from Taiwan.

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Danielle Staub Adopted

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Danielle Staub
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The former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member gave birth to two daughters of her own, but Danielle Staub herself was adopted by a family whom she claims was abusive.

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The Little Couple Adopted

Little Couple
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Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold from The Little Couple have battled fertility issues, but now they're parents to Will, whom they adopted from China, and Zoey, from India. Both babies have dwarfism like their parents, which is so cute in so many ways.

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Snooki Adopted

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Nope, Snooki from Snooki & Jwoww wasn't born into an Italian family—but she was adopted into one! Nicole was actually born in Chile and adopted by her adoptive parents in Poughkeepsie when she was just six months old.

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Jillian Michaels Adopted

Jillian Michaels
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The Biggest Loser star adopted her daughter, Lukensia, from Haiti, and Jillian's girlfriend gave birth to a baby boy around the same time. Two for the price of one!

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Lisa Vanderpump Adopted

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Lisa Vanderpump, from RHOBH, has two children—her daughter, Pandora, whom she had herself, and her son, Max, whom she adopted when he was a kid in foster care. Awwww.

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Dr. V Adopted

Dr V
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Dr. V from LA Shrinks (andRHONJ, as of late) has two sons with her husband, plus she has legal guardianship of her two nephews, aged 5 and 7.


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