Katherine Heigl Thought Another Adoption Would Take “Years”

katherine heigl thought adoption would take years

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelly have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas, especially when you consider their newest family member, baby Adalaide. Although Katherine and Josh initiated the process to adopt another baby, it wasn’t something Katherine expected to actually occur so soon. Katherine explained:

“This was fascinating because we started the adoption process again and we thought we were going to 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 … 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.’ “

Turns out they wanted her! Katherine said her husband, Josh, was especially surprised.

“He thought it was going to be a few years, and that we were going to end up with more of like a nine month old or 10 month old, and he looked at me and said, ‘You’re telling me in a month we’re going to 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.”

Things do have a way of working out!

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