Katherine Heigl’s New Baby Girl! (PHOTOS)
Katherine Heigl introduces her new baby to the world. Adalaide Marie Kelley was welcomed into the Heigl-Kelley clan this week.
The actress was spotted with the new bundle of joy on Wednesday while traveling with her mom in Beverly Hills, CA. Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley adopted Adalaide domestically, adding to their family of three. The two had adopted older sister Naleigh in 2009.
Heigl says that Naleigh adores being a big sister, and that the family is thrilled with the new addition.
The Knocked Up actress has been open about the three-year process to adopt Naleigh. After being married for five years, the two decided to adopt the then 10-month old baby from South Korea. She speaks about her early ordeals with motherhood.
“I fought very hard to be accepted as a mom by my daughter,” reveals Heigl. “Her rejection almost broke my heart.”
“People are always talking about the strong bond between mother and daughter, this magical connection–but we didn’t have that,” added the actress. “[The early days with Naleigh] were the hardest times in my life.”
Heigl confesses that she felt envious of the bond between her husband and Naleigh. “It takes time for a child to trust this new situation and to trust you,” advised Heigl. “My advice is don’t be discouraged. The reward [of adopting] is so great.”
Things have since improved, and we’re happy that the family is doing well.
What do you think about adoption? Do celebrities adopt more, or are we more aware of it since they’re in the public eye?