So 2014: Hollywood Families Redefined

From single moms like Denise Richards and Sheryl Crow to doting dads like Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin, these celebs prove that loving families come in all forms

ON THE FAST TRACK

After welcoming son August in 2006, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and hubby Peter Hermann tried to adopt a child. But it would take two years of waiting until they could bring newborn daughter Amaya home in April 2011. Surprisingly, six months later, after filing paperwork to adopt another child, they got a call within days and were able to add baby Andrew to their brood. "It was a week that changed our lives," Hargitay said.