Sandra Bullock has adopted her second child, a 3-year-old daughter, Laila (pronounced Lila). The Oscar-winning actress confirmed the news that she’s adding a little girl to her family on Peoplemagazine’s cover on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
She adopted 5-year-old Louis as an infant in 2010. “When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” Bullock told the mag. “I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time.”
In fact, it was her son, Louis, who inspired her to welcome a second child.
“Louis spearheaded this whole journey,” she said. “My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family.”
She initially sparked adoption speculation when she was spotted carrying a child into Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 27
Bullock posed with her 2 children for the cover of People magazine.
Bullock told the magazine she first fostered then adopted the three year old. “The exact right children came to me at the exact right time,” she said.
She also explained how she kept the girl’s adoption a secret — even though the secret got out months ago.
Bullock said she kept the adoption a secret to protect the little girl’s privacy.
“You feel it’s very much like witness protection,” she told PEOPLE exclusively.
She explained how the word got out about the adoption after an unplanned trip to the emergency room.
“Unbeknownst to me, a photographer had followed us and taken a photo of us in line,” she said.
“The next day, I learned that a photo of her was being shopped around for sale to every outlet around the world. I had promised and legally agreed to protect her from something like this, and here I was chasing down lawyers — having them begging them to keep her safe.”
Source: People/Us Weekly