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Katherine Heigl Announces Baby Girl’s Name

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have announced the name of their second daughter, who joined their family through domestic adoption in April. The baby’s name, reports,  is Adalaide Marie Hope, and she joins a 3 1/2 year-old sister, Naleigh, who Heigl and Kelly adopted in 2009 from South Korea.

PEOPLE shares the happy Mother’s Day the family celebrated:

“HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! Hope you dudes out there take care of your ladies. No skimping…,” [Kelley] tweeted, before sharing a photo of “the breakfast I made the mother of my children this morning.”

For more on the baby’s name, check out the In Name Only blog.

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Actress Katherine Heigl Welcomes Second Daughter

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have welcomed a second daughter into their family through adoption, reports.  The couple has not released any details of the adoption, including their daughter’s name.  The baby joins the couple’s 3-year-old daughter Naleigh, who was adopted from South Korea in 2009.  From PEOPLE:

Heigl says adoption was always in the plan she had for a family with her singer-songwriter husband, 32.

“Josh and I started talking about it before we were even engaged,” the actress, 33, said in January.

“We have talked about having biological children as well, but we decided to adopt first. I’d like to adopt again.”

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Actress Beth Littleford Adopts Daughter Halcyon Juna

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The actress Beth Littleford, formerly of The Daily Show and recently appearing in the movie “Crazy, Stupid Love,” has adopted a baby girl, reports.

Littleford and her husband, producer-director Rob Fox, named their daughter Halcyon “Hallie” Juna, after Littleford’s middle name Halcyon.  “Juna” was reportedly the request of the couple’s 6-year-old son, Jackson.

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Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson, reports.  No details of the adoption, including the age of the child or whether the adoption was domestic or international, were released.

Theron has two films–“Prometheus” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”–both scheduled for release in June.

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Jillian Michaels to Adopt Baby Girl

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Jillian Michaels, the fitness maven who gained notoriety for her seasons on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” has announced that she has been matched with a little girl from Haiti and will soon travel there to finalize the adoption process. reports:

“I went over to visit orphanages and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her.”

However, while Michaels, 37, is elated that her dream of being a mother is quickly becoming a reality, she admits it is still too soon to celebrate.

“I now have to get her home … it could take up to a year to get her home,” she says. ”Anything can happen and fall through or fall apart, so it’s kind of premature for me to say it, but that’s where it’s at.”

Should the adoption go awry, Michaels warns, “You’ll know why I’m devastated and not coming out of my house for months.”

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