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Katherine Heigl: 'I Didn't Adopt To Be Trendy'

June 10th, 2010 9:12am EDT favorite Add to My News

Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl has laughed off rumors she adopted her baby daughter to be "trendy" - calling accusations she wants to be a fashionable celebrity mother "funny".

The Knocked Up star became a first-time mom last September, when she and her husband Josh Kelley adopted daughter Naleigh from South Korea, and she recently fueled speculation of a possible second adoption by revealing she is desperate to help orphans in Haiti.

Heigl has since faced accusations she's joined the growing celebrity trend of taking in children from abroad, following in the footsteps of stars including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Madonna.

However Heigl, whose own sister, Meg, was adopted from Korea in the 1970s, isn't worried about the gossip.

She tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "It's so funny. My mom and I joke about it when people say 'You're just doing it because it's trendy'. My mom says 'Well, I'm trendier than everybody because I was doing it in the 1970s when I adopted your sister.' I'm very grateful for this little being in my life. I'm very grateful she's my daughter. I'm so grateful we found each other. It's not so much about her being adopted. I just wanted to be a mom and she needed one so here we are."

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