’27 Dresses’ actress Katherine Heigl opened up about the surprisingly quick process of adopting their second daughter Adalaide. Katherine and her husband Josh Kelley announced Adalaide’s adoption back in Spring. She reveals that they were shocked at how fast it all happened this time.
“This was fascinating because we started the adoption process again and we thought we were gonna adopt internationally. It’s a pretty long process. It can take years. And then we started exploring because we had heard that Korea had gotten very hard to adopt from, and China had a very, very long waiting list and I was like (taps wrist), any day now. And so we started exploring the idea of domestic adoption – just exploring – and then my lawyer called and said, ‘There’s a birth mother and she’s due in four weeks and she’s all yours if you want her.’”
Despite the shock, the couple realized that it was perfect timing since their work schedules were light at that precise moment. Josh was in awe over the thought of a newborn baby, “He thought it was gonna be a few years, and that we were gonna end up with more of like a 9-month-old or 10-month-old, and he looked at me and said, ‘You’re telling me in a month we’re gonna have a newborn?’ And I said, ‘Yes. It’s perfect timing, don’t you think? Look we’re both here, we’re not working. This is great. We can spend time with her.’ And it has been beautifully serendipitous and graceful, because we’ve gotten to spend all this wonderful time with her.”
Sounds like it was indeed perfect timing! I’m sure they’re going to enjoy every moment of her first Christmas with big sister Naleigh!
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