Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blind Item #12

It shocks me that no reporter ever has asked this former A- list mostly television actress from a show which was turned into a movie where her child is. The child was adopted with much fanfare but has not lived with the actress for years and years. The actress passed the child off to other relatives of the actress.

62 comments:

Boldblonde said...

Heigel?

D. Engle said...
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T. W. said...

Did anyone from Butt Watch, pardon me, Baywatch adopt a kid?

Boldblonde said...

Kristin Davis

Sd Auntie said...

I was wondering the same thing. Right @ bold blonde!

Sara, Making It Work said...

Pam Anderson?
http://m.novinite.com/articles/79859/Pamela+Anderson+to+Adopt+Russian+Child

T. W. said...

@Boldblonde - I forgot she adopted a child. If she honestly could not care for the child then she did the right thing.

Mag said...

There was BI here some years ago about how she instantly regretted adopting the child and couldn't connect emotionally, if I remember correctly. Kristin Davis was the most popular guess. Everyone in Hollywood was adopting babies right and left at the time. That's was following a trend can do to you.

Mag said...

*what

shamaro said...

Heigl has her kids on her Instagram all the time so it’s not her

Nutty_Flavor said...

I've heard that it's actually fairly common to give back an adopted child, particularly older children, who often have emotional challenges from previous abuse.

They can be a handful for an adopted parent, particularly one without previous experience raising children or one with romantic notions about parental love.

I believe Kirsten Davis' baby was an infant, though.

yepthatsme said...

Angelina Jolie, she has adopted so many that 1 or 2 were bound to be misplaced!

DotDotDot said...

Ha ha ha

T. W. said...

You guys are great!

Yes, Kristin adopted an infant. The lack of bonding is unfortunate. She probably blames herself but that may not be true. Some parents never bond with their biological kids.

I thought Angelina was sleeping with Maddox. Anyone else notice both her daughters always look unhappy?

KittensRUs said...

There are recent pictures of Kristin and Gemma online; if she doesn't live with her, she's making a good effort to get photographed with her. Maybe not her?

Cail Corishev said...

Murphy Brown.

BestMan said...

Its not Kristin. I know her through friends. That adoption is real...just out of limelight.

AngryLiberalKTS. said...

Haha

joshg g said...

There was a blind about Jolie hiring prostitutes to live with her to have sex with her boys. Best Mom!!

Cee Kay said...

Angie does appear to be a good mom, although with her history she may indeed think that hiring hookers for her kids is part of the job. She has three daughters, by the way, and Vivienne has looked miserable her whole life (RBF?) but the other two seem happy enough.

PotPourri said...

Whomever this is would not be the first person to have to rehome a child. You get a few minutes with a child to decide for the rest of their lives. It doesn't always work, and it's ok to rehome the child. By the way, no one ever tells you that they've rehomed a child. They just say 'he/she is living with cousins'.

Jane Hanoi said...

Rosie o'donell

yepthatsme said...

The new youtube layout SUCKS!

partygirlemma said...

Connie Britton?

trufflepig said...

Can an adopted child really just be 'passed off to other relatives' in this day and age? Aren't there very strict regulations, post-placement visits etc?

Kendrick Schroder said...

Andy Moffett / that lady who replaced Mrs. Garrett

p swer said...

Pamela Anderson only acknowledges 2 children on Wiki...

MichiganMama59 said...

Someone from Sex in the city?

Yikes said...

I can only share from my experience but infants are rarely ”rehomed “ from adoption and when you are adopting internationally you are usually assigned your child as you are waiting for years in a very long line of potential adopters. You receive a packet with their info and have a few days to accept or decline. Our youngest was adopted from Korea and assigned to us at 10 days old. Most countries require you to accept mild disabilities. She came to the States at 4 months old and was actually due earlier but her Visa approval blew up at World Trade. The bonding stories are crap. It’s not any harder to bond with an adopted baby than it is biological . I have 2 bio children as well. Older children can be a challenge due to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, abuse or drug use.But everyone who adopts are well informed and must take required classes. We adopted from the same agency as Angelina and Brad in the same time frame. The adoption horror stories are over exaggerated. Our daughter is just as wonderful as our boys and we are grateful for her every day.

lea withers said...

Rehome? Like an animal? No, that's not ok. We are talking about an actual human with feelings.

Sunnylady said...

Thank you Yikes and Lea Withers. I couldn't have said it better myself. I too am an adoptive Mom of an international child. He's the best thing that ever happened to me and is the best person I know!

luckythewondercat said...

I wish someone would "re-home" these child actors whose parents look the other way when the pedophile agents, directors, etc. show up.

Annski said...

Three daughters, one adopted.

Annski said...

Triggered! Lol.

yepthatsme said...

I have always wondered about why people adopt internationally? Why not their own country kids? Are they not worth it? Or not high profile enough?

Yikes said...

Many don’t trust the US justice system. Back in the 90s there were a rash of cases where children were taken away from adoptive parents and “given back” to the biological parents. While I would be willing to risk heartache for myself, I was not willing to possibly traumatize the two children we already had. Glad to give you an honest answer. I’m sure you didn’t mean to insulting.

Yikes said...

Be insulting.

gauloise said...

It is also harder to get a newborn baby from usa system.

I saw a documentary about people rehoming kids via online sites / message boards and it being used by chld predators. Some states have laws against it, but, basically, if you hand over the kid to another adult, you are technically not abandoning it, so you dont get in trouble.

Littledrunkinhooker said...

I adopted my youngest child after going through fertility issues. It was an open adoption and I got her at 2 days old. It was sort of a fluke at the time, we where not looking to adopt, but a young couple who for very unfortunate circumstances could not raise this baby. My sis in law worked as the bio mom's caregiver. They asked if she knew anyone who could adopt their baby. We met with them and we clicked. 6 months later I was a mum again. Best decision I've ever made.

rosie riveter said...

I've adopted from the Foster system and it's definitely bizarre to hear someone say "rehome"
And by bizarre I mean disrespectful.

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T. W. said...

@Annski - The biological daughters always look miserable. The other daughter appears happy.

yepthatsme said...

@Yikes, it was an honest question! Coz i have met people who want to adopt so that they appear to be generous and that cant happen if you adopt a white baby! Unfortunately i have seen them from close quarters, so just came into my mind!

Court b said...

No, it's not common at all. That's why it was such a huge deal(worldwide) when the American couple sent back the little boy a few years back.

Raging Bunnies said...

Quote from Angelina:
It’s funny because [Shiloh’s] almost going to be the outcast in the family because she’s blonde and blue-eyed. I felt so much more for Madd, Zahara and Pax because they were survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her… I met my other kids when they were 6 months old, they came with a personality. A newborn really is this … Yes, a blob!
. . .
*ahem*

Remie Ross said...

Actually, Nutty_Flavor is right. It's all too common for adopted children to be given back. Look up the stats on that before dismissing it.

Remie Ross said...

Actually the correct term is adoption disruption, but in reality it is essentially the same thing as "rehoming" since the child goes to live in another home

Remie Ross said...

Once an adoption is finalized, there's no further follow up by the court or CPS, etc. The child is the adopted parents legal child and the situation becomes just like any other family with children.

El Naro said...

Potporrui - it is not routine nor right to "re-home" a child and this is a term for animal adoptions, NOT CHILD adoptions. Truffle-pig - yes they can be.
Yikes. That is not true. Those stories are very rare and not the reason parents went to other countries to find children. They went because they wanted completely closed adoptions and because the root causes for adoption were in effect, so children were available (no social net for single, unmarried mothers).
You are right Gauloise.
Good to hear all of the positive outcomes, despite the system that needs serious reform led by adoptees

beebopcowboy said...

kristin davis, tv show turned into movie being sex and the city

photos of her and her daughter dont exist past 2011-2012....

Three Sides 2 The TRUTH said...

Charlize Theron adopted a child

Ice Angel said...

Great to see all of the other adoptive parents here on CDAN. Adopted my two boys at birth and my daughter via foster care at almost 4 years old. I love and am bonded with all of them the same. Adoption is a decision you consciously make and you give your whole heart to. I can't imagine "not bonding" with your child as being a viable option to raising them. That said, no child should have to live with such a shallow person as a parent. Honestly, this is why I am wary of a single person adoption. What happens if that one parent is no longer capable of providing for that child? At least with a couple, you have a fall back. Sure things can happen to both parents, but the chances are far less likely when their are two.

I just hope this child is in a loving home and is raised to know that the failing of their parents, both biological and/or adoptive, are NOT their fault, and that they are their own individual person deserving of love.

Yikes said...

El Naro. It is true. They are rare but happen. I have a 16 yr old daughter from Korea . We have have an open relationship with her birth family and choosing a foreign country had nothing to do with a closed adoption. So I suppose people choose for different reasons.

Yikes said...

I’m sorry I questioned your motives. I am also sorry you know people like that. It’s a shame people like that can manage to get through the evaluation safeguards. Heck, even my dog was psychoanalyzed.

PattiJoy said...

Finally, something directly up my alley.

I am adopted. It is one part of me, as much as my curly hair is one part of me.

I am bemused that, in 2018, we are still modifying the word "child" with the word "adopted." In print or in conversation, it's still: "So and so has four kids, one of whom is adopted." Why label that child as different her whole life?

I was adopted at 2 weeks from a Catholic orphanage in Chicago. My parents told me I was chosen and made me feel special, while society tried to make me feel unusual.

I turned out just fine ...

Littledrunkinhooker said...

@PattiJoy, I agree, one is my heart baby and one is my belly baby, because that's how I carried them. They look like biological sisters. No one who doesn't know us, could ever tell which child is my bio child. I completely forget most times that she's adopted. She's just "ours".To us, her being adopted is like her having blonde hair and green eyes. It's a fact, not a defining thing to make her feel separate from us DNA wise. G

Yikes said...

PattiJoy. It sounds like your parents are wonderful. Most of us don’t refer to our child/children as adopted . Here it is in the context of the conversation. As I’m sure you know, occasionally families get asked awkward questions or are referred to in ways that can be interpreted as insensitive. And it can be. But I believe most people are generally good and don’t mean to be hurtful. They just don’t know how express themselves appropriately or don’t realize how it sounds.

NicQuerica said...

"Rehome"? Wow. Rehome a child like one would a puppy or something. "Yeah so we adopted this kid and come to find out it's a real big inconvenience and so we decided to rehome it with some people we met online and they seemed real nice so we dumped off the kid and drove off because fuck you, we just felt like it." My faith in humanity dies a little more each day.

NicQuerica said...

Oh and NO that shit is not "Ok". There are real reports out there, statistics and all that detail the high number of rehomed children who are or have been subject to all kinds of horrible abuse. It's not ok.

cocopuff said...

Isn't Kristen Davis'child of African descent? Perhaps that's part of the problem? Some people are not able to address the issues involving transracial adoption.They are caught off guard and overwhelmed by the situation.

Sunshine Child said...

This is such a pity for the child

Madame_ovary said...

Looks like there's already a good discussion that's happened on the adoption issue here. Just wanted to contribute-- some parents choose international adoption because of poverty and abandonment within the country. I am also a Korean adoptee, brought to U.S. in 1977. My mother wanted to adopt from S. Korea because of the poverty, as well as the vast number of children the government and society deemed as "undesirable". It began in the 50s after the Korean war, when lots of half Korean babies were born. They were deemed "dust of the earth" and then given up for adoption. The trend continued afterward to include any children born without "pure lineage". That would often include children of unwed mothers, for example. My mother is a Christian missionary and humanitarian and wanted to do something, so my parents went thru Holt International.

Also, Idk how common it is for adoptive parents to give back a child but it would be an extremely damaging thing for a child to experience. I would hope that anyone wanting to adopt would not only look into every aspect of adoptioon and be educated on it beforehand, but also to think of that child as an individual, a person, not just the baby you've always wanted. Eventually, they become adults. I feel a bit triggered hearing about giving an adoptee back because to me, it sounds like the parents are thi inking more of themselves than that baby who needs love.

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