3. Patti Smith
Patti admitted she was barely out of her teenage years (indeed just a kid), when she learned she was pregnant and had put a child up for adoption.
Young Patti was clearly devastated with the whole unfortunate situation and it was everything but an easy decision. In her book she wrote: “For a brief moment I felt as if I might die. Though I never questioned my decision to give my child up for adoption, I learned that to give life and walk away was not so easy.”