Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt second child
April 26th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt second child

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley's 3-year-old daughter Naleigh is now a big sister: The couple has adopted a second child, a rep for the actress tells CNN.

No other details were available about their latest addition, but the 33-year-old actress hinted that she was on the road to adoption again in an earlier interview with Parent & Child magazine.

She and her husband adopted Naleigh from South Korea in 2009, and had actually talked about adoption even before they planned to marry, she revealed.

"My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her three years before I was born. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from," the actress said. "My mother had biological children and an adopted child and said it made absolutely no difference. They're yours. You love them the moment they're put into your arms."

Heigl and Kelley have "talked about having biological children," she continued, "but we decided to adopt first. I just wanted to be a mom. So however we did that, it's fine with me. I'd like to adopt again."

And that she did. Congrats to the couple!

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Marlee

    Africa may be stopping adoptions. Too many international adoptions are children that are stolen from their parents. The USA has a serious problem with unethical, illegal adoptions both domestic and international. I'm all for orphans being adopted as long as laws are followed. These "stars" go to these countries and use their money and influence from it to take babies who are NOT orphans. It's a fad. Look up how some of these kids feel when they are older it isn't all rainbows and Gotcha Day. The USA has never acknowledged their part in the Baby Scoop of the 50s, 60s and 70s, and in fact, the adoption "industry" has made billions off women who because of their temporary poverty or lack of family support are convinced to "do the best" for their babies. They don't realize the effect on the children, or that they will be setting themselves up for a lifetime of unresolved grief.

    November 21, 2013 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Judy

    I think it's wonderful that she adopted a child of another race. It's so sad that when people adopt a child that is not of the same race, people make crude and nasty comments (example: Oh well, at least they didn't adopt a black one or its good until the adopted kids are from africa). There are so many children in this world who need loving parents and a home. Why do people insist on making hurtful comments when someone else does something good and kind that will benefit that person? May God bless Katherine and Josh for giving these children loving parents and a home.

    April 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. David

    What's the matter? Don't they like making babies of their own race? Oh well, at least they didn't adopt a black one. lol

    April 28, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ashley

    Good for her! People who adopt are heroes. At least she didn't do the IVF route and end up with triplets. Who would want to do that anyhow? They're now finding out IVF causes cancer down the road.

    April 27, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • ted

      yeah its good until the adopted kids are from africa...then everybody goes gaga!

      April 28, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Realitybites

    Nice one Mary Jane. That was beautiful.

    April 27, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Heywood jablome

    Heigl is one ugly talentless cnt

    April 27, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Ginger

      Jealous much!!!!!

      April 27, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • krys

      Thats rude Im sure u dont look no where as good as she does. Jealousy is a ugly thing. I bet you parents negelected to teach you if you have nothing nice to say keep your mouth shut.

      April 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Name Here

      Hey, I don't think you're jealous. I think you're just an idiot!

      April 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mrdifficult

    Great, another orphan unfairly mormonized.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • kdubs

      Mr. difficult...definitely Mr. ignorant. Ms. Heigl does not practice mormonism and hasn't for much of her life. Get your facts straight before you start spitting out nonsense.

      April 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Someone in Columbus

    Much happiness!

    April 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. adoptiongoddess

    As a mother of four who also 'always knew' I would adopt, I offer hearty congrats to Katherine & Josh! I love stories where adoption is not a 'second choice,' but an enthusiastic first choice!

    April 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. .•|•.

    I miss her on Grey's Anatomy. Congrat's to them!

    April 26, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. casadeliberty

    Mazel Tov on your growing family! All the best to Katherine, Josh & Naleigh!

    After playing Baby Songs by my friend, Hap Palmer, you might enjoy History by my brother, Mark Montijo at http://www.markmontijo.com, an Americana original song collection.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. wendy jane

    Good for them! Why have children when there are already so many children in the world who need good parents?

    April 26, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary Jane

      Perhaps for reasons your parents chose to have you; ever think of that?

      April 27, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |

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