14 Famous People You Had No Idea Were Foster Kids or Foster Parents

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Simone Biles

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles proves that great parents can help a child accomplish anything, whether or not they’re blood-related. The gymnast was in the program of foster care and was eventually adopted by her grandfather and his wife.

“My birth mother suffered from drug addiction, and when I was just three years old, my siblings and I were removed from her custody,” Biles told CNN. “From there, we bounced around until I was six and my grandparents made the brave move to adopt us.”

The 23-year-old is promoting greater investment in children in foster care so they can have greater opportunities to thrive.

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