By Lucinda Loveless
Actress Brooke Shields who has two daughters, Rowan and Grier, has come down with a case of "baby fever" and wants a third child. However, given her bouts of severe postpartum depression, her hubby television and movie writer, Chris Henchy is not quite on board. Brooke jokingly said to E! Online,
”I would die for one (baby). Unfortunately, my husband is not as amenable. So I either have to
trick him or lie to him to get knocked up."
The actress added that she'd love the opportunity to adopt a baby!
"Maybe I should wait and then adopt. We have a lovely home and life and I want to be able to share
it with a big family. But maybe it’s supposed to be done in a different way, an altruistic way."
Brooke has been very open about her postpartum depression following the birth of her first baby. In fact, she shared about how traumatic and painful that time in her life was so candidly that she inspired thousands of women to confront their own postpartum depression and seek help.
Now that she has left that dark period behind her, Brooke says,
"We would adopt. I think it might be the next thing. I’m starting to think about that. There are a lot of babies out there in our immediate back yard that need families."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Whoever that lucky baby is, he or she will be blessed with a beautiful mom -- inside and out. Good luck to Brooke and her family!
What do you think about Brooke's decision to adopt? We'd love to hear your thoughts!
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