Sometimes we fail to comprehend the significance of the words we use in day to day life, especially when we’re referring to people.
When it comes to motherhood, society at large recognizes a mother as someone who has used their eggs to conceive and give birth to a child. For whatever reason, it’s often forgotten that millions of people the world over become parents through adoption.
For the moms and dads who choose to adopt, the matter is very simple: the children they take in are their children, just the same as if they shared a biological connection. And yet some people persist in making a distinction by way of terming them ‘adopted children’.
Well, actress Sandra Bullock is taking a stand and calling for an end to the practise, as per an interview with InStyle. She has two adopted children of her own, and from her point of view they are as close to her as any child born to her naturally would be. She might not be their biological mother, but her maternal instincts are no different to what they would be if she was.
Hollywood star Sandra Bullock is known for her brilliant performances in box office successes such as “The Blind Side”, “Bird Box” and “Ocean’s 8”.
The Virginia-born actress has won several awards throughout her career. She’s also one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood; it’s believed she has a net worth of $250 million.
But Bullock has never let her huge fortune define who she is. Instead, she has been labeled “America’s sweetheart”. Despite all her success on the silver screen, Bullock has been praised by the media for her “friendly and direct and so unpretentious” nature.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney attends ‘Night Moves’ Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on the red carpet
There’s no doubt that Bullock has a heart of gold and an outstanding level of commitment to her fellow human beings. She’s a huge supporter of the American Red Cross for one, and the actress has donated millions of dollars to the organization.
But in recent years, it’s Bullocks children and her views on adoption and motherhood that have come into the media’s focus. In 2010, Bullock announced she planned to adopt a son born that same year, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In an interview with Parenting, the Academy Award winner revealed why she chose to consider adoption.
“I did think, ‘Maybe not.’ Then [Hurricane] Katrina happened,” the Blind Side star shared. “I’m going to cry … Katrina happened in New Orleans and something told me, ‘My child is there.’ It was weird,” Bullock said.
Today, the 57-year-old Bullock is the mother of two adopted African-American children, 11-year-old Louis, and 8-year-old Laila. As mentioned, Louis was adopted in 2010 from New Orleans. Laila arrived at the Bullock home in 2015, after spending the first period of her life in foster care in Louisiana