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Hugh Jackman Was Destined To Adopt (Photos)

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Hugh Jackman says adoption was his destiny.

In a new interview with the Herald Sun, celebrity dad Hugh Jackman opens up about the process of adoption. While it was not an easy path, it definitely seemed like destiny for him and wife Deborra Lee Furness.

It was painful to hear that they couldn’t conceive as a couple. “It was painful. It’s not easy. You put a lot of time and effort into it, so it’s emotional. I think any parent can relate trying to have children is wonderful and when you feel as though that’s not going to happen, there’s a certain anxiety that goes with it.”

Deborra and Hugh finally had enough with IVF treatments and turned to adoption. And it happened quicker than expected.

“From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don’t think of them [son Oscar, 11, and daughter Ava, 6] as adopted they’re our children. Deb and I are believers in … I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children. Now, as we go through life together, sure there are challenges, but everyone’s in the right place with the right people. It sounds airy-fairy, but it’s something we feel very deeply.”

When asked if their family of four is the final product, Hugh says probably. “We thought we’d have a number of kids. But travelling and being hands-on parents, which is what we try to be, isn’t easy,” he admits. “That conversation hasn’t been tabled for about 12 months, which is probably a good way of saying it’s not going to happen.”

“Kids are the greatest joy. No matter what’s going on in the day, you can walk in that front door and it all goes away. Particularly with Ava she’s a mini-Deb and so funny. She said to me the other day, ‘I’m just like Mum. I’m always right!’ And you know what? She is.”

Below, take a look at a slideshow full of Hollywood kids who have been adopted by A-List celebrities.

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  • Naleigh and mom Katherine Heigl 1 of 15
    Naleigh and mom Katherine Heigl
    Nancy Lee "Naleigh" was adopted by Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley.
  • Naleigh 2 of 15
    Naleigh
  • Wyatt Crow 3 of 15
    Wyatt Crow
    His mom is rocker Sheryl Crow.
  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt 4 of 15
    Zahara Jolie-Pitt
    Daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
  • Pax Jolie-Pitt 5 of 15
    Pax Jolie-Pitt
    Second in line to the throne of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
  • Maddox Jolie-Pitt 6 of 15
    Maddox Jolie-Pitt
    His parents are the uber famous Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
  • Sandra Bullock and Louis Bardo Bullock 7 of 15
    Sandra Bullock and Louis Bardo Bullock
  • Oscar Jackman and mom Deborra-Lee Furness 8 of 15
    Oscar Jackman and mom Deborra-Lee Furness
    Born May 15, 2000. His dad is Hugh Jackman.
  • Eva Jackman 9 of 15
    Eva Jackman
    Born July 10, 2005. Her dad is also Hugh Jackman.
  • Meg Ryan and Daisy 10 of 15
    Meg Ryan and Daisy
  • Calista Flockhart and Liam 11 of 15
    Calista Flockhart and Liam
  • Sharon Stone and Laird 12 of 15
    Sharon Stone and Laird
    Sharon Stone adopted three boys over the years. Laird was born in 2005.
  • Sharon Stone and Roan 13 of 15
    Sharon Stone and Roan
    Roan is Stone's oldest, born in 2000.
  • Sharon Stone and Quinn 14 of 15
    Sharon Stone and Quinn
    Quinn was born in 2006.
  • Madonna and David Banda 15 of 15
    Madonna and David Banda
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[Photos Pacific Coast News.]

 

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