Connie Britton Joins the Celebrity Adoption Club! (PHOTOS)

By: Mike Hess / November 16, 2011

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Connie Britton proved she has what it takes to be a mom — or at least act like one — with her role as Tammy Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Now, she’s an actual mom at the age of 44 after adopting a child!

Britton announced to People that she recently completed a 3-year-long process of adopting a child from Ethiopia. Her 9-month-old son, which she gave the name Yoby — a nickname and spin from his Ethiopian name of Eyob, has added infinite happiness to her life.

“I am thanking my lucky stars every day,” Britton told People. She said that the day Yoby officially became hers “was such a wonderful moment of completion … I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear.”

Congrats, Connie! Check out our gallery above of other celebrities who have gone the adoption route!