Two years ago, Nia Vardalos and her husband Ian Gomez adopted a baby. Many people probably never knew they even did. Nia told UK OK Magazine that she has purposely kept the entire thing quiet because she wants her daughter to have a normal life. Although she didn't come out and say it, Nia implies in the interview that she thinks exploiting your kids for money in magazines is wrong. "We adopted a little girl and we've gone to great lengths not to release a photograph of her or her name. I certainly have my opinions when I see people with their children in magazines."
She says they have had lots of opportunities to talk up adoption, but all the magazines which wanted to do an adoption piece also wanted Nia and her husband to pose with their daughter. Although they want to bring more ficus to the world of adoption they also want to protect their child. No one even knows their daughter's name.
I think she has shown by this interview that you can highlight how great adoption is without pushing your kid in front of the camera to have your "hey, look me, we adopted a child moment. Oh, and where is our check."