What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce
What to try this weekend: Gluten-free vegan churros with a caramel dipping sauce

Meg Walker

How to increase your confidence and why it’s crucial
How to increase your confidence and why it’s crucial

Niamh Ennis

The scariest thing about Halloween? Competitive parenting
The scariest thing about Halloween? Competitive parenting

Sophie White

Add some colour to your living room with these punchy cushion designs
Add some colour to your living room with these punchy cushion designs

Megan Burns

Five perfect matte lipsticks that your mask won’t budge
Five perfect matte lipsticks that your mask won’t budge

Holly O'Neill

Slightly Christmassy movies that are totally acceptable to watch before Halloween
Slightly Christmassy movies that are totally acceptable to watch before Halloween

Lauren Heskin

This Glenageary home with a charming double-height extension is on the market for €1.875 million
This Glenageary home with a charming double-height extension is on the market for €1.875 million

Megan Burns

Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal stranger to my son’
Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal...

Amanda Cassidy

Cuffing season is upon us and singletons need to know what to look out for
Cuffing season is upon us and singletons need to know what to look out for

Christina McLoughlin

Children are becoming less resilient and it is because of our parenting style
Children are becoming less resilient and it is because of our parenting style

Amanda Cassidy

Image / Editorial

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time


by Jennifer McShane
02nd Dec 2015
Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time

Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is now a proud mother of two after adopting her second child, Laila, into to the family. Laila is 3?-years-old and was in foster care before Bullock became her mum. Bullock revealed the newest member of her family to People, despite having denied plans to adopt again at a recent movie premiere.

She is already mum to five-year-old Louis – whom she adopted in 2010 – and she was only too happy to speak about her daughter and her thoughts on the concept of a ?traditional family.?

?I have no idea what a ‘traditional family’ looks like anymore,? she said. “If a traditional home is one that is filled with lots of love and poop jokes, no sleep, schedule books filled with more kids’ social events than adults’ and lots of yelling over who touched who first, then I have a very traditional family.”

Of her adoption process, the Gravity star said, ?The exact right children came to me at the exact right time.? The usually private actress entered the spotlight for a more personal reason earlier this year when she apparently hit back at those who labelled her not a ?natural? mother because she chose to adopt her son.

?I’m tired of hearing from everyone that he is not my child, that he is not my blood. That I am a so-called ?Adoptive Mother?. I am a Mother. I need no other label or prefix,? she said via?a Facebook post.

sandra-bullock-435x580

?I know I’ve adopted him, and I am proud of it. He may not have my eyes, he may not have my smile, he may not have my skin tone, but he has all my heart. A mother is a person who raises, loves and provides for the child. It doesn’t matter if you share the same blood or not? He is, in every way, my son.? The heartfelt post instantly went viral, and despite questions of its authenticity (a fan club who allegedly wrote?the message insisted they came across the quotes said by Bullock and simply reposted them), many identified with its strong wording.

Summing up her family now, she had this to say: ?My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family.?

And the 51-year-old is quite right in her comments. What’s defined as a ?typical family? is not black and white; it differs for everyone. And in 2015, the conventional definition of a family unit is being constantly redefined. Bullock’s comments send a strong message to anyone who might try to suggest otherwise with future insensitive or’demeaning comments.

Via People

Also Read

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
Attending multiple weddings this year? How to save money as a guest

These days, going to a wedding is the equivalent of going on a short holiday in terms of cost. From...

By Jennifer McShane

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
5 houseplants we guarantee you can keep alive

For those who buy houseplants with the best of intentions and end up killing them, here’s a selection you’ll be...

By Hannah Hillyer

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
premium EDITORIAL
Business Club members get your complimentary tickets to The IMAGE Business Summit 2021

Don’t miss this year’s IMAGE Business Summit, with an expert line-up, skills masterclasses, keynote addresses and more.Back by popular demand,...

By Shayna Sappington

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
This spatchcock chicken recipe will make your weekend

This is a great way to get a juicy roast chicken, bursting with flavour.     Bord Bia’s Spatchcock Chicken...

By Meg Walker

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
Trinity Tales: ‘Front Square was her garden, and the city was her playground’

Annie Gatling, now Colleran, knew Trinity College was for her when she saw Front Gate from the top storey of...

By Amanda Cassidy

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Mother For The Second Time
EDITORIAL
‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant

“I was confused. Hadn’t I just been told this was a perfect time to be pregnant?” she questioned. Actress Cortney...

By Sarah Finnan