Daily Dish: Katherine Heigl Adopting a Baby Girl

Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley expecting the arrival of adopted baby girl, Naleigh

Daily Dish: Katherine Heigl Adopting a Baby Girl

Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley are expecting the arrival of adopted baby girl, Naleigh

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Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley

We recently reported that Katherine Heigl was leaving Grey’s Anatomy in order to shoot a movie for the next five months, but that’s not the only reason why Katherine is taking the time off. On today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Katherine reveals that she and husband Josh Kelley are adopting a baby girl.

Katherine admits she has always had plans to adopt a child since it has been a big part of her personal life — her parents adopted her Korean sister back in the ’70s. Plus, her experiences while filming Knocked Up in 2007 really made the decision crystal clear.

“I’ve always planned to adopt anyway, but that definitely reinforced my want to,” she says. “I’m done with the whole idea of having my own children. Doesn’t seem like any fun. I don’t think it’s necessary to go through all of that.”

So instead, Katherine and Josh have been staring at photos of their 10-month-old baby from Korea, who they have named Naleigh, a combination of Katherine’s mother and sister’s names, Nancy and Leigh. The parents-to-be fell in love with Naleigh, a special needs baby, after finding her six months ago. And now, all they have to do is wait for thier baby to finally come home. (E! Online)

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0 thoughts on “Daily Dish: Katherine Heigl Adopting a Baby Girl

  1. Manicmommy says:

    Only Katherine Heigl would say, “I’m done with the whole idea of having my own children. Doesn’t seem like any fun. I don’t think it’s necessary to go through all of that.”

    Love the name Naleigh. Am interested in knowing what kind of special needs she has? Hope Katherine’s personal assistant and nanny can deal with the problems! Ha

  2. alterego says:

    Hmm. Well — good for Katherine Heigl. But it’s weird that she says: “I’m done with the whole idea of having my own children. Doesn’t seem like any fun. I don’t think it’s necessary to go through all of that.”

  3. pepper56 says:

    I do applaud her decision to adopt, especially a special needs child; that takes guts.

    However, I truly dislike Katherine Heigl – the comment she made about having her own children just reinforces it for me. It sounds like she is putting down all of us who DO “go through all of that.” I am glad she is not going to be on Grey’s for a while – can’t stand her or Izzie.

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