Hugh Jackman says his decision to adopt multi-racial kids was no brainerFebruary 25th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 25 (ANI): Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman says that he realised that his decision to adopt children of mixed race was a “no brainer”, when he found that very few people would like to take care of multi-racial kids.
He and his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness could not conceive biologically for years before adopting Oscar Maximilian, eight, and Ava Eliot, three.
He credited bosses at an adoption agency for making the challenging decision easier for him and Furness, whom he married in 1996, by telling them which children might struggle to find a good home.
“Deb and I tried biologically to have children. When we went to talk to some (agency representatives) about adoption, he said to me, ”We turn away children each month because they are mixed race and they can”t find homes for them.” It was a no brainer,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying. (ANI)