Skip to comments.The celebrity baby boom lacking adoptions like Mariska Hargitay’s
Posted on 04/07/2011 1:10:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
There has definitely been a big celebrity baby boom going on. Yesterday Tina Fey announced on Orpah that shes five months pregnant with her second child (after pretending to be pregnant on an episode of 30 Rock not all that long ago), while Mariska Hargitay revealed that she has adopted a baby girl named Amaya Josephine. Unfortunately, the baby boom is lacking celebrities willing to adopt like Mariska.
In fact, looking back over the celebrity adoption news over the last two years, it seems that Mariska Hargitay, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Bullock are two of the only celebrities that have decided to give unwanted children a better life. In fact, Heigl actually went so far as to adopt a special needs child in 2009 -- a little girl named Naleigh from Korea. And of course Bullock shocked her fans last year by introducing the world to baby Louis on the cover of People magazine.
But for every celebrity adoption, there are dozens of celebrities deciding to have their own children.
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What’s selfish about having your own babies? Besides, she forgot about Madonna and Angelina.
Are any of these women married? If they want to help needy children, contributing money so that married couples with normal lives could afford to adopt would be really nice. Jane Russell did, as well as adopting children herself (in a stable marriage, with a pretty normal life).
Oh, I see Ms. Hargitay is married. Well, good.
See post #3. Mariska is married to Peter Hermann.
Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl
Mariska Hargitay is one of the few Hollywood stars I really like. Jane Russell was another of my favorites. I guess I have good taste or instinct or something....:):)
I really dislike her character on Law and Order. Way too smug and too outraged all the time.
You must have! I’ve noticed her over the years; she’s very attractive. Isn’t she the daughter of a famous actor?
When one looks at the lives of actors and their children ... in Andrew Breitbart’s “Hollywood, Interrupted” or just pick up “People” in the Walmart line ... it’s hard to say that poverty is worse than the luxurious misery of many celebrities’ children. There are exceptions, of course, but many performers are just nuts, and their children, natural or adopted, suffer.
I haven’t watched “Law & Order” since Lenny died. Chris Noth was a cutie back in the day, though.
All are married although Bullock was divorced before her adoption became final, not her fault
But why the disapproval of single women adopting?
There are plenty of kids to go around, and waiting, especially biracial and special needs.
Any “married couple with a normal life” is free to just go ahead and adopt and not expect a singleton to forego parenthood and pay for theirs as a charitable gesture. If there is a will there is a way financially. Adoptions cost about the same as buying a car. If you can’t afford a car take a bus. If you can’t afford adoption, then foster or volunteer in programs.
Kids being raised by bio parents in 2-parent households are actually a minority, I believe, due to divorce and illegitimacy
Ummmm, Hareitay (1), Heigl (2), and Bullock (3) are TWO of the only celebrities...? Been counting long?
The children get really messed up, no question.
I think the author here is going after the “babies as accessories” concept that has been trendy among not only celebrities but the child-bearing age group among affluent young professionals.
Anyway, Mariska’s mom was none other than Jayne Mansfield. I’m always amazed by how many people do not know that. And dad was bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay.
I was waiting for someone else to see that. Duh.
Tina Fey also appeared on the ORPAH show....
I agree. Why don’t they focus on how selfish it is to have kids you can’t support? What an odd spin on the story. I also thought it odd that one of the celebs was contemplating not having another child because her current child didn’t want a brother or sister. What?? I never made life altering decisions based on what small children wanted. Wow...
Her mother was Jane Mansfield and her father was Mickey Hargitay. Mariska was a survivor of the accident which took the life of her mother.
And even more celebrities who would have preferred to see those babies aborted.
Jane/Jaynes on the mind! Wasn’t Mariska in an “X-Men” sort of tv show, way back? I think my brother had a thing for her! My husband used to work for TV Guide, and I got in the habit of following all the celebrity news, even though I rarely watch anything until it’s out on DVD on deep discount.
She is Jane Mansfield’s daughter (who was killed in a tragic car accident.
She’s the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. If memory serves, Mariska and her brother were in the back seat when the car carrying her mother and another adult slammed into the back of a semi, killings the adults instantly. The kids were unhurt.
Thank you. It was a fact that was almost there, but fluttering just out of reach!
My Bill (#2 of 9) told us, when his brother Tom (#3) was about five days old, “Can you take Tom back to the hospital now? I’ve decided I don’t want a brother.”
Poor Bill, it’s been all downhill since 1996.
Shoot, if I’d asked the kids they would have wanted a puppy instead. Or a Nintindo!
Bill has an electric guitar now.
Mine are grown up, they get have their own baby or Play Station now... ;)
Mariska Hargitay’s (b. 1964) first prominent role was in 14 episodes of a show called “Downtown” (’86-’87). Then in 15 episodes of “Falcon Crest”. Also 15 episodes of “ER”.
Two? I count three names.
I recently heard a woman recount her experience of attempting to adopt domestically, then eventually adopting from Guatamala. There are so many requirements and financial costs involved. And then I see stories of incompetent biological parents who would never cut muster under adoption regulations. It just makes me shake my head.
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