Katherine Heigl Talks Adoption

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Katherine Heigl is gonna be a mommy!

The Grey's Anatomy star has revealed that she plans to adopt with hubby, singer Josh Kelley.

In a sit-down with Ellen DeGeneres, airing tomorrow on Ellen, Heigl will discuss her future adoption of the Korean child, whom they've only seen pictures of so far. She will be 10-months-old at the end of this month and they've already named her: Naleigh!

Heigl explains that the name is a  hybrid of her mom's and sister's names, Nancy and Leigh.

"She was actually born the day before me in November, which I thought was really serendipitous and just kind of like a sign," Heigl said. "I realized just recently that I basically forfeited my birthday for the rest of my life."

Heigl also dishes about the "superdetailed" 40-page adoption pamphlet she had to fill out, and how special her new baby girl is to her. "She is a special-needs baby, and because of that it all moved so much faster," Heigl said. "They wanted to get her to us as quickly as possible."

"It's been a big part of my life and my family," the 30-year-old actress continued. "My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her back in the '70s, and so I just always knew that this is something I wanted to do."

"I just wanted to make sure that I was marrying a guy who understands that this was going to have to happen," she continued. "So about a year ago is when we said, 'OK, let's start the process,' and the process is intense. It's different, but it isn't, do you know what I mean? It's just as intense I'm sure to have a baby biologically, because you're going through the whole physical sort of thing of it."

Congrats to the happy couple!

So, readers, have your say in the comments section: Do you think Katherine will be a good mom?

 

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  • 2tspglp
    2tspglp

    well if people would adopt special needs children instead of waiting for a healthy child to come around it would make it a little faster. All over the world and all adoption agencies push the special needs children through the adoption process faster due to the health concerns so the waitng period is cut nearly in half, so is it more important to have a healthy child or more important to be a parent. don't hate people for getting their dreams faster because they choose to be a parent over having a perfectly healthy child, because that child is perfect enough for them

  • n
    n

    life is unfair and the only thing within your control is how you react when life treats you unfairly.

  • evita1500
    evita1500

    I'm so sad not being a celebrity. I've been trying to adopt for several years but it's very long and celebrities just have to show their money or success and they get what they want, life is unfair... I'm so sorry for that my dear...I really hope you'll get your baby soon&I;m sorry to say that I agree with you, IT IS anfair!

  • kaly
    kaly

    I'm so sad not being a celebrity. I've been trying to adopt for several years but it's very long and celebrities just have to show their money or success and they get what they want, life is unfair...

 

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