Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, 28, spoke to USA Today about her adoption plans while promoting her new movie Knocked Up. An excerpt:
Your Knocked Up character has a truly gruesome birthing scene. And you were in the delivery room with your older sister, Meg. That at all impact your decision to have kids of your own?
“Oh, yeah. I’ve always planned to adopt anyway, but that definitely reinforced my want to. I’m done with the whole idea of having my own children. It doesn’t seem like any fun. I don’t think it’s necessary to go through all of that.”
When I read that I could totally understand why she may have apprehensions about childbirth, but childbirth is the most joyful, unequivocally life-changing experience in a woman’s life…she should not deny herself this! The pain is NOTHING in comparison to the beauty and love. It is noble of her to want to adopt … I just don’t think that any woman should miss out on such a beautiful thing out of fear.