Rosario Dawson, 35, adopted a 12 year old daughter back in October


This is surprising and lovely news. Page Six says that Rosario Dawson, 35, has adopted a daughter. Her daughter isn’t a baby though – Rosario has apparently adopted a 12-year-old girl! We rarely hear about celebrities adopting older children, and this serves as a reminder that there are so many older children in need of a home as well.

Rosario Dawson is a new mom. The 35-year-old actress adopted a 12-year-old girl in October, a source tells Page Six. Dawson, who was adopted by her stepfather Greg Dawson when she was 1, has been vocal in the past about her plans, telling Latina magazine in 2008 that she planned to adopt.

“That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I’ve been thinking about it more,” the “Top Five” star told the mag, explaining, “My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they’re getting older. It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going, ‘Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her.’ . . . Whatever time I have, I want it.”

Dawson, who has sat as an event chair for OrphanAid Africa, split with “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle in 2013 and is single. Her rep didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

I always forget that she had relationship with Danny Boyle. She also had a somewhat brief fling with Michael Fassbender at some point, although I don’t think it was anything serious. It was more like he was rebounding from Nicole Beharie. Anyway, I’m happy for Rosario and I hope she enjoys motherhood. Good for her!


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  1. don't kill me i'm french says:


  2. MissMary says:

    Oh, that is wonderful! so many of my friends were adopted as toddlers and older kids, and growing up around them and hearing their stories, I know how difficult it is for older children, esp once you hit the double digits, to get adopted. I hope people considering adoption see her story and think about becoming parents to an older child.

  3. mimif says:

    Awesome, I love it when you guys cover these kind of stories. Congrats to Rosario and her new family.

  4. mia girl says:


  5. Jess says:

    That is great. She is so beautiful!

  6. uninspired username says:

    Awesome. 😀

  7. What? says:

    This gives me the warm fuzzies. By all accounts, she is a lovely person and easy to work with. This just solidifies my opinion of her. 🙂

  8. captain hero says:


  9. lucy2 says:

    That is really wonderful. Congrats to the new family.

  10. Kitten says:

    Wow, that is really f*cking cool.
    I’m the same age as her and I wish I had the stones to do that.

    • Kitten, you MUST. Who else is gonna be as cool as you? I think you’d be an awesome mom. And you’ll have someone else to love on your kitties 🙂

      And yes, Effy ROCKS (from Skins)!

  11. jc126 says:

    This is wonderful. It’s so hard for older kids to get adopted. Awesome news, congrats to her!

  12. Venuslotus says:

    WoW! That’s great! ◠‿◠

  13. Awww, I love Rosario for this. My hero. I want to adopt older kids (preteens at least) when I get a little older. I never thought much of her acting, but I love this. I wish more celebrities would adopt ‘older’ kids. I hope this will start a ‘trend’…

  14. Ag says:

    that’s really awesome – good for her!

  15. Maria says:

    I seriously adore this woman.

    She does so much charity work for WoC, impoverished youth, education and rape counseling organizations…

    You never hear about it either unless she’s specifically aiming for donations, which to me, speaks volumes about her as an activist/ advocate.

    She’ll be an amazing mom and I love that she adopted someone in this particular age bracket, if anyone is up for the challenge, it’s her!

    • kri says:

      I didn’t know that about her, @Maria-that is really great work she is doing. I think it’s wonderful to adopt, and adopting an older child is so admirable. I know that it is more difficult for older kids to find an adoptive parent/s. This girl and Rosario have all my best wishes!

    • Sunny says:

      She is really lovely and low key. Congrats to her and her daughter.

  16. Reece says:

    How cool! Good luck and happiness to them both!

  17. Florence says:

    Well done Rosario and all the best to the new mum and daughter

  18. minime says:

    That is indeed inspiring! Awesome woman 🙂

  19. Luciana says:

    Congrats! Good to read news like this one!

  20. Sabrine says:

    It’s sad when older kids age out of the Foster care system because they were never adopted. This is wonderful.

  21. serena says:

    So happy for her! And I’m glad she adopted an older child, people often adopt only babies and that’s great but also super sad..

  22. Snazzy says:

    such a wonderful thing to do! Congrats to them both!

  23. paranormalgirl says:

    That’s awesome! Congrats to her and her daughter.

  24. Janet says:

    This is very nice news. Congratulations to her and her daughter.

  25. TQB says:

    Thank you for covering this news. And it is “news” since it’s obv. not something she trotted out as a publicity stunt. I know positive posts don’t generate 300 comments but please know they are just as interesting!!

  26. Asha says:

    It is very nice, although you have to be prepared to deal with problems you might now have to deal with when you adopt a 2 year old. At that age you are concious that those aren’t your birth parents from the start, and if you come from a foreign country it can be very daunting to have to learn a foreign language in a second so you can attend school. She seems like a very level-headed person though, so I wouldn’t worry.

    It is difficult to get adopted when you’re older, but it’s also difficult for parents to adopt older kids. Some family friends lost their kids, so years later they decided to adopt from Ukraine. They prefered younger kids, but were a little open. The orphanage actually wanted to get rid of older kids (or so it seemed), and they only proposed 16 year old kids with very young siblings, as in “You get a young kid but then you have to deal with this rebellious tennager; you win, we win”. Even if they acepted, the older kids never wanted to be adopted. I understand them; I mean, they’re 16, they already have a live, and they want to take them to a foreign country and start calling some stranger papa? That has to be weird as fuck.

  27. Alyce says:

    This is great! She seems awesome, I bet she’s a fantastic mom!

  28. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I always get emotional after hearing stories like this. I wish I would be able to adopt in the future but in my country you have to earn twice as much as I ever was, to be able to do it and money is always the deciding factor. I know one family who adopted a boy only to give him back to the orphanage after 7 years or so, when he was about 10-years old, because the “mother” (she doesn’t deserve to be called it) got pregnant and they preferred their biological child over a stranger – their words, and never wanted to have two kids. Effing sociopaths but rich ones. The boy was so sweet and they broke his heart. I hope Rosario and her daughter will have a wonderful, loving time together and be able to quickly overcome any barrier that usually is at the beginning with the new parents and adopted children.

  29. QQ says:

    This allergicky ass room God Bless her for this

  30. Sparkly says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations to the happy new family.

  31. MissTrial says:

    Good for her!

    But what was news to me was Dawson’s age, I thought she was older .

  32. S says:

    That is wonderful. I wish her and her new daughter the best.

  33. Naddie says:

    I loooove Rosario Dawson, to the point of wanting to hug her. I wish the best for her and her girl.