Katherine Heigl makes sure her adopted daughters know they can ask questions about their biological parents
She is promoting her new Netflix series Firefly Lane.
And in a cover interview for the April issue of Parents magazine, Katherine Heigl shares a glimpse into her family life on a Utah ranch.
The actress, 42, explained how she and her husband Josh Kelley deal with the questions their two adopted daughters naturally arise as they get older about their biological mother and father.
Candid interview: Katherine Heigl spoke with Parents magazine about how she deals with her adopted daughters’ questions about their biological parents as they get older
The couple adopted 12-year-old Naleigh from South Korea at nine months old and eight-year-old Adalaide at birth in the United States.
“We told them, this is your story. We don’t have any information about your biological fathers, but we do have some information about your biological mothers, ”Heigl explained.
“If you want to talk more about it, you can have as much or as little information as you want. Tell us what you are comfortable knowing.
Heigl and Kelley, who married in 2007, also welcomed their biological son Joshua in 2016.
‘We Told Them, Here’s Your Story’: Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley adopted Naleigh, 12, from South Korea at the age of nine months and Adalaide, eight, at birth in the United States. United.
Truth: The actress said she explained to their daughters, ‘We don’t have any information about your biological fathers, but we have a little bit about your biological mothers. If you want to talk more about it, you can have as much or as little information as you want ‘
Parents: Heigl, 42, and musician Kelley, 41, married in 2007 and are raising their daughters, along with biological son Joshua, four, on a Utah ranch
The former Grey’s Anatomy star told the magazine she was ‘so relieved’ when she found out she was having a baby boy.
“ It was actually a big reason why I was hesitating between trying to get pregnant or adopting again, because with adoption you can specify gender, ” she said.
She then added jokingly: ‘I just thought another girl could mean lifelong therapy for all of us. ”
Complete: The family is on the cover of the April issue of Parents magazine. Inside, Heigl reveals pandemic persuaded her three kids are enough
As for expanding their family again, this is not currently being considered.
“Before the pandemic, I thought we needed one more child to finish this house,” Heigl admitted. “ I wasn’t sure if we were going to go the route of foster care or adoption or maybe another pregnancy.
“But now I have completely changed my mind. I am very happy with my three! she says.
Back on the small screen: Heigl gives interviews as part of his promotion for his new Netflix series Firefly Lane (pictured with co-star Sarah Chalke)
Famous role: The actress is best known for her portrayal of Dr Izzie Stevens in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010