Katherine Heigl Talks Adoption

Celebuzz / September 10, 2009

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?