Katherine Heigl And Husband Josh Kelley Adopt A Daughter
Posted on Thu Sep 10, 2009 07:17 AM PDT

heiglbabyadopt200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley are adopting a special needs baby girl from Korea, and in an interview which will air on Friday's Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress reveals she hasn't met her new daughter yet, but she will be arriving in California very soon.

Katherine told DeGeneres, "They sent us a picture. They told us that it was a little girl and who she was and the information about six months ago. It was meant to take a long time. This sort of thing can take years.”

“She has special needs. She is a special needs baby and because of that it all moved so much faster," Katherine added. "They wanted to get her to us as quickly as possible." Katherine said she plans to name the baby girl Naleigh, in honor of her mother Nancy and sister Leigh, and the two almost share the same birthday! “She was actually born the day before me in November, which I thought was really serendipitous and just kind of like a sign."

Katherine said she discussed adoption with Josh before the two even got engaged, since it is an issue that hits close to home for her, as her sister Leigh was adopted as well. Katherine says, "It’s been a big part of my life and my family. My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her back in the '70s and so I just always knew that this is something I wanted to do. I made that really clear because not everybody is down with that. Not everybody thinks that. I just wanted to make sure that I was marrying a guy who understands that this was going to have to happen. So about a year ago is when we said, 'Okay! Let’s start the process and the process is intense. It’s just as intense I’m sure to have a baby biologically because you’re going through the whole physical sort of thing of it."

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