Being a foster parent is complicated. It takes patience and understanding to raise a child that is biologically not one’s own. Contrary to fictional depictions of adopted children, their lives aren’t necessarily filled with sadness and confusion. Oftentimes, adopted children and their foster parents live regular lives just like those who come from traditional nuclear families.
Some of you are perhaps aware while some are not, but the local celebrities mentioned below were raised by foster parents.
1. ANGELICA PANGANIBAN
Angelica grew up under the care of a foster family, though it’s safe to say that she was raised well. Her biological father is American.
2. JENNYLYN MERCADO
Jennylyn was adopted by her aunt who treated her as her own. She had a rough childhood, having experienced ill-treatment at the hands of her stepdad.
3. LOTLOT DE LEON
This veteran actress is the adopted child of Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon. Sadly, she was never able to reunite with her biological parents.
4. MARIAN RIVERA
The “Primetime Queen” was raised by her grandmother, Francisca Rivera, who acted as her mom. Her real parents are Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso and Amalia Rivera.
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Below is the list of celebs who are foster parents.
1. CLAUDINE BARRETTO
2. SHARON CUNETA
3. JUDY ANN SANTOS-AGONCILLO
4. ZSA ZSA PADILLA
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