Hey, Beatles fans — which member of the Fab 4 was adopted as a child?

Two 20th century U.S. presidents join South African President Nelson Mandela on the list of world leaders who were adopted.

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And a little girl named Norma Jeane Mortenson was adopted by a family friend at age 11 — well before she grew up to be Marilyn Monroe.

Roughly 120,000 adoptions take place each year, and it’s clear that many adopted children go on to do some pretty incredible things.

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Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at [email protected].
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