Hollywood's Adoptive Families

See how these stars (Charlize Theron, Mariska Hargitay, Tom Cruise, the Jolie-Pitts) have embraced children from around the world

CALISTA FLOCKHART

Motherhood was something Flockhart was very excited about, says Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley of the actress's decision to adopt son Liam in 2001. And it's a role she takes seriously: She spent four years as a stay-at-home mom before returning to TV on Brothers & Sisters. Says costar Dave Annable, "Any time [Liam's] name is mentioned, a huge grin comes on her face. You can really tell where he stands in her book."