Katherine Heigl to adopt
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 September 2009
Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are adopting a baby girl from Korea
Katherine Heigl is adopting a baby.
The 'Ugly Truth' actress and husband Josh Kelley are to become parents of a 10-month-old baby girl from Korea and have been in the process of adopting her for the past six months.
A spokesperson for Katherine confirmed: "Katherine and Josh are adopting a baby."
The little girl's name is called Nayleigh but will be known by her nickname of Leigh.
The couple - who married in December 2007 - have wanted a baby for some time and are ecstatic their dream is coming true.
A source said: "She is thrilled. She and Josh are so happy."
It seems Katherine was inspired to open her home to a child from Korea because her sister Meg was adopted from the country.
She previously said: "My parents adopted Meg in the '70s. I just grew up that way and she's one of my bestest friends and she's my sister, too. I just felt like I kind of want that in my family, too."
Katherine has made no secret of her desire to adopt a baby and has admitted she is unsure about having a biological child.
She said: "I'm done with the whole idea of having my own children.
"It doesn't seem like any fun. I don't think it's necessary to go through all of that."