Some of us announce the arrival of a wee one with a picture slapped up on Facebook. Others…? With a beautiful People magazine cover.
Oh, hi there, Sandra Bullock and the back of your newest cutie pie, Laila!
The now mom-of-two says of the adoption:
“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here.”
The actress/producer/humanitarian/all-around cool chick, who adopted the 3-year-old out of foster care in Louisiana, previously adopted her now-five-year-old son Louis in 2010. The process of expanding her family began three years ago, with little Louis helping to lead the way.
“Louis spearheaded this whole journey,” she says. Although the two siblings have since formed an inseparable bond, the first stages of bringing Laila home naturally required patience and plenty of reassurance.
“I knew she was scared, and all I wanted was for her to know Louis and I weren’t going anywhere,” she says of her daughter, who has brought “pink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans.”
Ah, glitter — the herpes of the arts and crafts world. Welcome to the “esteemed” club, Sandy!