Mariska Hargitay Opens Up About 'Devastating' Failed Adoption

April 4th, 2012 1:16pm EDT
Mariska Hargitay
Actress Mariska Hargitay has told of her devastation after losing out on an adoption when the baby's mother changed her mind.

The Law & Order: SVU star had finalized an adoption plan with a woman who wanted to give up her unborn child, and was even in the delivery room when the tot came into the world.

Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann parented the newborn for two days - only to be told the biological mom wanted the baby back.

She tells Good Housekeeping magazine, "It was nothing short of devastating. But... it was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful ...

Willie Nelson Adopts Two Abused Horses

March 28th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Willie Nelson
Country star Willie Nelson has given two severely-abused horses a second chance at life by offering up his ranch as a sanctuary.

The On The Road Again hit-maker swooped in to rescue three-year-old stallion Whisper and 12-year-old mare Traveler after learning the animals were being subjected to severe acts of abuse by their current owner in South Carolina.

Both of the horses are now being prepared for their big move to Nelson's home in Texas by members of LEARN (Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network).

According to LEARN executive Elizabeth Steed, Whisper was badly burned wi...

Actress Beth Littleford Adopts Baby Daughter

March 25th, 2012 11:22am EDT
Beth Littleford
Actress Beth Littleford is a mom again after adopting a baby girl.

The Crazy, Stupid, Love star and her husband Rob Fox became proud parents to Halycon Juna in the early hours of Friday, her representative confirms to Us Weekly.

The little girl, known as Hallie, was adopted from the U.S. and weighed in at six pounds, nine ounces.

The couple is already parents to biological son Jackson, six.

Actor Ty Burrell Adopts A Second Daughter

March 19th, 2012 8:55pm EDT
Ty Burrell
Modern Family star Ty Burrell and his wife Holly have adopted a second baby girl.

The actor's representative broke the news to on Monday, almost two years to the day since the Burrells revealed they had adopted daughter Frances.

Further details about the new addition to the family have not been released.

The actor, 44, has previously credited Frances with bringing him closer to his wife, saying, "There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point."

The couple wed in 2000.

Nikki Reed And Paul McDonald Adopt A Dog

March 9th, 2012 8:45am EST
Nikki Reed
Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald have adopted a new dog from a shelter.

The couple's new pet will be a companion for Twilight star Reed's German Shepherd Enzo.

The McDonalds posted of photo of their new pooch, who is also a Shepherd, on accompanied by the message, "The newest addition to our family! Enzo has waited such a long time for this!"

It isn't the first time the pair's dog love has hit the news this year - Reed and McDonald fostered the puppy that eventually found a home with Drew Barrymore in January .

Kristin Davis Feared She Would Have To Give Her Adopted Daughter Back

March 8th, 2012 12:30pm EST
Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis was "terrified" during the first 48 hours with her adopted daughter because the actress was warned she would have to give the baby back if the birth mother changed her mind.

The Sex and the City star became a first-time mom last year when she adopted Gemma Rose as a single parent, and she opened up about the experience in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

Davis reveals adoption officials told her not to get too attached to the child during the first few days, as the birth mother had 48 hours to change her mind before the adoption was finalized.

She says, "It is terrifyi...

Kellie Pickler Is Keen To Adopt

February 10th, 2012 8:47am EST
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler is keen to start a family with her husband of a year after growing close to his adopted sister.

The "Red High Heels" singer wed Kyle Jacobs at the beginning of 2011 and the couple is now considering adopting a child.

Pickler tells In Touch magazine, "Kyle's parents have taken in over 50 foster kids, and they adopted his sister. There are so many kids out there who need a good home, and who need to be loved."

And she has no concerns about her man becoming a father: "Kyle is going to be an amazing dad. That's another reason why I married him."

Q&A: Angelina Jolie Talks Brad, Her Kids And Her Directorial Debut With 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey'

December 19th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie doesn’t usually have time for a lot of interviews, with her busy schedule as a U.N. ambassador and working mother as well. Her latest film is a passion project that combines many of her interests. She wrote and directed In the Land of Blood and Honey, a drama set during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

It’s a subject close to her heart, as Jolie has adopted children from and worked hands-on in post-conflict regions around the world. Speaking about the film gave Jolie an opportunity to get personal in a way that can educate the public about these worlds we may not even hear abou...

Brooke Shields 'Would Die' To Have Another Baby

December 5th, 2011 8:39am EST
Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields is considering boosting her brood via adoption, because her husband isn't interested in adding another child to their family.

Shields and screenwriter Chris Henchy have two daughters, Rowan and Grier, and the actress is desperate to be a mother for a third time.

She tells, "I would die for one (baby). Unfortunately, my husband is not as amenable. So I either have to trick him or lie to him to get knocked up.

"He said to me the other day, 'I'm beginning to think that if I don't give this to you, you'll do it on your own.' It's like, 'Don't test me. I'm very inde...

Heidi Klum & Seal Want To Adopt

November 26th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Heidi Klum & Seal
Soul singer Seal and his wife Heidi Klum are keen to take in a youngster after pal Sandra Bullock's baby adoption "inspired" the stars to add to their family.

The hitmaker shares three biological children with the supermodel, and in 2009 he adopted Klum's daughter from a previous relationship, Leni.

The couple watched with delight as Bullock became a mother to son Louis, 22 months, last year - and Seal admits the actress has made them think about having another child.

He tells Britain's Closer magazine, "I was really inspired by Sandra Bullock, who we've become friends with. She came rou...