When you're as big of a star as Sandra Bullock, secretly welcoming a new child into your family is no easy feat.
“You feel it’s very much like witness protection,” the 51-year-old actress — who revealed she has adopted a three-year-old daughter named Laila earlier today — said of the adoption process.
Sandra with her son, Louis, in August 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Sandra — who fostered Laila (pronounced Lila) before the adoption was finalized — confessed maintaining her daughter's privacy has been her biggest concern. The Gravity star even recalled one stressful instance where photos of the little one were taken prior to Sandra revealing the news of her adoption.
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“Unbeknownst to me, a photographer had followed us and taken a photo of us... The next day, I learned that a photo of her was being shopped around for sale to every outlet around the world," she said. "I had promised and legally agreed to protect her from something like this, and here I was chasing down lawyers — having them begging them to keep her safe.”
Sandra and Louis in March 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Most foster children are in foster care because they were taken from their birth homes under tragic circumstances — and the last thing I wanted was to bring more harm to her because of the nature of my job,” she added in her interview with People.
Sandra is also a mom to a five-year-old son, Louis, whom she similarly adopted in April 2010. Congrats to the actress on her new addition!
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