adoption

by (@hallekiefer)

You Will Cry At This Video Of Charlize Theron Talking About Adopting Her Son On Ellen

If the puppy-on-baby love doesn’t get you, the tiny spacesuit will. We readily admit to being big cry babies; put a dog, toddler and/or elderly person in a car commercial and we are on the floor, wracked with sobs. As such, hearing Charlize Theron talk about adopting her infant son Jackson had actual tears of adorableness sliding down our faces onto our keyboards. The sweetest things the the Snow White And The Huntsman star said of becoming a new family include:

  • On her canine companions: “This was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed. From the moment this baby came into our home, those two dogs have never been more in love.”
  • On the lengthy adoption process: “My mom said the most beautiful thing. I’m going to cry. She said, “It took me nine months to fall in love with you while you were growing in my stomach; it took you two years to fall in love with this little baby.”
  • On being a mom: “It feels exactly like it’s supposed to feel. I don’t know how to describe it. It just feels right.”

On, and then Ellen gives Charlize a little space exploration suit for Jackson to wear in honor of her upcoming sci-fi thriller Prometheus. Good thing we put this dog bed under our desk to curl up and sob on. If that wasn’t enough cuteness to tug at your heartstrings, check out some photos of Charlize and Jackson out and about under the jump. After that…just try looking at that teeny helmet again, because you are made of stone!
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Katherine Heigl And Hubs Josh Kelley Adopt Second Daughter

What’s the only thing better than one adorable baby? Two adorable babies! (Or three or four or any number up until, say, 12. Then you really have to stop and take a look at your life) Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are clearly in agreement with us, seeing as how they’ve just adopted a second child. “Yes, they have adopted,” their rep confirmed to E! Online today, while People reports that the family has welcomed a second daughter. Anyway, regardless of the baby’s gender…squeeeeeeeee!

No word on the baby’s age or name yet either, nor whether their latest child was adopted in the U.S. or internationally, though the National Enquirer is allegedly claiming Heigl and Kelley are the proud parents of a baby girl from Louisiana. Really, all we know about Heigl Baby #2 is so far is that 1) she will definitely be enjoying/constantly pestering a big sister (the One For The Money star adopted daughter Naleigh back in 2009) and 2) the world will probably have forgotten all about her mom’s starring role in Killers before either of her kids are old enough to see it. Haha, just kidding! We will never let the world forget about Katherine Heigl’s sexy spy rom-com with Ashton Kutcher! Her children’s children’s children will know about Killers!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@hallekiefer)

Charlize Theron Gushes About “Amazing” New Motherhood, Epic Villainry

Charlize Theron’s new baby Jackson was just announced to the world on Wednesday, but it seems like Theron already has the parenting thing down pat. As for the key to motherhood with her newly adopted 4-month-old son, Charlize gave a shout-out to tightly-wrapped baby blankets on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM show this morning. “I didn’t think I would be a fan of the swaddling, but the swaddling’s pretty amazing,” the Academy Award-winng actress mused. “It sort of looks a bit like a straightjacket — you’re like, ‘Is this child abuse?’ — but for some reason they just love it.” We’d love it if Charlize Theron swaddled us too! Oh god…did we just type that out loud?

Raved Charlize, “It’s been amazing, the amount of emails and congratulations. Everyone’s just been so lovely — it’s been really nice.” That being said, it’s not just in the motherhood arena that the Snow White and The Huntsman actress has been killing it as of late. “She can level you,” Kristen Stewart boasted to MTV  about her costar in their upcoming fantasy epic. “Around the time I was negotiating to do this, the wheel starts to turn…I was watching television one night and The Shining came on,” Theron explained to Seacrest about her evil queen role. “I was just like, ‘Oh my God, that’s it, she’s Jack Nicholson in The Shining.’ Locked in her hotel castle going slowly crazy.” Charlize gets to be a good mom and a vengeful iconic villain? It’s every little girl’s dream come true!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Charlize Theron Becomes Awesome Mom To Adopted Baby Boy Jackson

Charlize Theron is already an excellent actress, model and paragon of human attractiveness. Now she can proudly add “Mom” to her long list of “Things I Am The Most Awesome At,” seeing as how The Snow White and the Huntsman star announced today that she has “adopted a child.” According to the statement her rep gave People, “She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson.” We can’t wait until Theron’s son is old enough to see her killing it in Young Adult! Or Arrested Development! Or Monster! Oh wait…maybe not Monster until much, much later. Or never. In the meantime, who didn’t love Mighty Joe Young? Not us, that’s for sure!

With the arrival of her first child Theron joins the long, illustrious list of A-listers who have adopted adorable baboos, including but not limited to: Mariska Hartigay, Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Katherine Heigl and, of course, one Ms. Angelina Jolie. While having baby friends is clearly an important life goal for the currently unattached actress, getting married currently is not. “I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships,” Theron told Piers Morgan last year. “The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.” Though, of course, if she decides to get hitched, Charlize will obviously be the best at it. In the meantime, congratulations to you, girl! And to tiny Jackson!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Amy Winehouse Had Plans To Adopt A Little Girl?

If this story’s true, then Amy Winehouse‘s untimely death has taken on another very unexpected, sad twist. The Mirror reports that Amy had plans to adopt a little girl from St Lucia and that the process was already underway. 10 year old Dannika Augustine apparently, was well on the road to becoming Amy’s daughter. The details that have been released are quite heartbreaking, with Amy supposedly already having hired lawyers for the adoption. Dannika’s grandmother, Marjorie Lambert, who was responsible for the pair meeting, also says that Winehouse was planning to visit her soon-to-be daughter next week.

Dannika has also spoken out  saying, “Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me. She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”  Amy spent a fair amount in St Lucia over the years considering it her getaway. The photograph above shows the two of them happily strolling on the beach together and we don’t know about you but, this just got a lot more tragic for us.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@missmuttoo)

Ewan McGregor Adopts A Baby Girl

Ewan McGregor has adopted a little baby girl to add to his brood of three adorable daughters. He didn’t reveal what her name was or what her nationality is, but he did say she was four months old! Ewan and his wife Eve Mavrakis have two biological daughters, Clara and Esther. They also previously adopted their daughter Jamiyan from Mongolia in 2006. So now he has one 15 year old, two nine year olds and is father to a four-month-old baby, as well! Exciting, but he needs to say adios to sleep for a while. We love that so many parents are deciding to adopt to add to their families. We just reported yesterday that Denise Richards had adopted a baby girl too, so her two daughters Sam and Lola have a new sister. Congratulations to Ewan and Eve, and all the new parents out there!

by (@missmuttoo)

Denise Richards Is A Mom Again, Adopts A Baby Girl!

Denise Richards just adopted a little girl! What a happy little troop  she has now. She already has two daughters, Sam and Lola, but with the edition of tiny Eloise Joni Richards it’s a complete trio. Denise (who looks awesome at 40), named the baby after her late mother, who passed away in 2007 from cancer.  Her rep revealed, “Eloise Joni Richards is named after Denise’s mom (Joni), and Denise and her daughters Sam and Lola chose the name Eloise. Denise and Eloise’s big sisters couldn’t be happier and feel incredibly blessed.” Congratulations for this new addition to the family!

by (@missmuttoo)

Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Baby Girl

Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby girl with her hubby Peter Hermann! The actress’ spokeswoman revealed the news, saying, “The couple are overjoyed by the wonder of their new daughter. Her brother, August, is thrilled to have the sister he’s always wanted.” That’s so adorable! Their son is four-and-a-half, FYI.

The new addition, Amaya Josephine was born approximately a week ago and is a domestic adoption (from the U.S). Mariska told People, “I’m deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love. We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered. We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family…” Congratulations to the happy unit!

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Angelina Jolie Denies That She’s Adopting A Child From Haiti

Angelina Jolie has shot back at rumors claiming that she and Brad Pitt were planning to adopt an orphan from Haiti. The speculation began when the Daily Mirror reported that during a visit to Haiti, Jolie and Pitt became smitten with a four-year-old girl named Leah and were making plans to adopt her. In a statement released to The Daily Beast, however, Jolie staunchly denies the adoption story.

A statement released by her management said “Earlier this week, the Daily Mirror U.K. and others reported that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the process of adopting a child from Haiti. There is no truth to these rumors. … Rather, Ms. Jolie is focused on enhancing the welfare and legal protection of children within Haiti. As such, she has been meeting with government of Haiti officials, Haitian legal experts and non-governmental organizations regarding a new initiative of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.”  While we’re not fans of false speculation, Jolie has said she’s interested in further-expanding her family so it’s not like another adoption would be totally out of nowhere. It’s just not happening yet.

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Julia Roberts Wants To Adopt A Baby From India

It sounds like all that filming Julia Roberts did in India for Eat, Pray, Love made an impact on her – Roberts is reportedly looking into adopting a child there.

Roberts already has three children with husband Danny Moder, but a friend explains that she’d like to have more. “Julia has wanted more children for years. But her past pregnancies were fraught with complications and she was forced into an extended hospital stay right before she had her twins. After all she has been through, she realizes that adoption is perhaps the best way forward.” Julia also announced recently that she practices the Hindu faith ever since filming and “has a special affinity with India and has contacts exploring the possibilities,” the friend added.

Cue the comparisons to Angelina Jolie….NOW!