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Actress Aisha Tyler Reveals Infertility Struggle

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Aisha Taylor, a co-host of “The Talk,” has shared for the first time that she and her husband of 11 years have struggled to conceive a child and have undergone in vitro fertilization treatments in hopes of becoming pregnant.  PEOPLE.com has more:

“We went through the process. There are all these shots, they make your body crazy, they make you emotional, they hurt. I was getting shots every day. I wasn’t telling you guys — my husband and I were going through this at home together. He hated giving me the shots, he probably cried more than I did,” Tyler, 42, told her co-hosts.

“After going through a lot of procedures and spending a lot of money … the doctor said, ‘Look, based on what we’re seeing here, I just don’t think this is going to happen for you.’”

Tearing up she continued, “The hardest part is I really love my husband — he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father. But we just decided it wasn’t worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop. It was better to not go through that torture.”

Tyler’s co-hosts, who hadn’t not known about her issues, were in tears as she told them about her struggle to become a mom. But Tyler, who says she loves kids, admitted that she hasn’t given up her baby dream completely.

“I love the idea of adoption,” she admitted when Sara Gilbert asked her about exploring other avenues. “But I feel like this is such a fresh wound that I want to let it heal for a while before I think about what we could do.”

Image: Aisha Tyler, via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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‘The Little Couple’ to Adopt Second Child with Dwarfism

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, whose life is chronicled on the TLC reality show “The Little Couple” has announced plans to adopt a second child.  Like their son Will–adopted from China–their second child has dwarfism, a condition that affects both Klein and Arnold.  The couple had attempted to have a biological child using a gestational surrogate, but their surrogate suffered a miscarriage in November 2011 so the couple pursued international adoption.  More on their second child, a girl born in India, from PEOPLE.com:

After years of hoping to become parents and suffering through fertility issues, Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s The Little Couple joyfully welcomed adopted son Will from China – and now tell PEOPLE exclusively they are adopting a 19-month-old girl from India they have named Zoey.

“We’re so delighted that Zoey will be joining our family and that William will have a little sister coming home very soon,” Arnold and Klein said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

Though Zoey – who also has a form of dwarfism like her adoptive parents and new big brother-to-be, Will – is officially their daughter, the couple is waiting on final approvals and dates to be put in place so they can bring her home to Houston.

Since they wed, Klein, 38, and Arnold, 39 have hoped to adopt a child with special needs because of their own experiences with dwarfism.

“We’ve dealt with prejudice and many challenges,” says Arnold. “I feel very lucky and fortunate that I have the wonderful life I have.”

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Elton John, David Furnish Adopt Second Son

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, have added to their family, adopting a baby boy they’ve named Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.  Elijah is brother to Zachary, born in December 2010.  More from The Sun:

Elton told Hello!: “Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable.

“The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way.

“It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time — we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”

The Sun revealed in November that Elton and David were expecting their second child by the same woman who carried Zachary.

Image: Elton John, via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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Rosie O’Donnell Welcomes Daughter Dakota

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Rosie O’Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds welcomed a daughter they have named Dakota, US Weekly is reporting.  The baby, who O’Donnell and Rounds adopted after her January 5 birthday, is the first for the couple and the fifth for O’Donnell, whose older children are named Parker, Chelsea, Blake, and Vivienne.  The four older kids are under a shared custody agreement with O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Kelli Carpenter.

Parents.com’s In Name Only blog explores the meaning of the name “Dakota:”

 

The baby name Dakota is a Sioux name that means “friendly one,” a sweet choice for a little girl. It’s been in the top 500 baby names in the U.S. since the early 1990s, and is currently hovering around the 300 mark for both girls and boys. While in the past it’s been considered a unisex name, I’m feeling like this one is being taken over a bit by the girls. In addition to being the name of two U.S. states and tribes of Sioux Native Americans, it’s the name of actress Dakota Fanning (lately of the Twilight series), and infamously, the name of the building where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived—and where he was shot to death in 1980.

Image: Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds, via @rosie/instagram.com

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Jillian Michaels Is Mother of Two

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Jillian Michaels, the fitness expert who gained notoriety for her seasons on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” is now the mother of two children, PEOPLE.com is reporting.

After a long process, she adopted a 2-year-old named Lukensia from Haiti.  Additionally, on May 3, her partner Heidi Rhoades gave birth to a son, Phoenix.

From PEOPLE:

In an exclusive at-home interview and photo shoot, she discusses the two-year journey that led her to her daughter and reveals an incredible twist of fate: Rhoades, 31, delivered their son the same week Michaels finally brought their daughter home.

The instant family has made for long days and nights for Michaels. But she insists she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I don’t even answer email. I don’t have time to care about anything else,” she notes. “I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it.”

Image: Jillian Michaels, via DFree / Shutterstock.com

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