Joely Richardson, actress on the critically acclaimed drama Nip/Tuck, recently stated that she is considering adopting a child after visiting Malawi. Joely was in the birth country of Madonna’s adopted son, David, to help raise awareness about the lack of fresh water available in the impoverished country. Richardson said that she feels there is something missing in her life, and it’s another baby. While she has concerns about “doing a Madonna,” Joely said a new baby would be a welcome addition to her family,
“I would love to adopt. My daughter Daisy is a teenager and becoming self-reliant and I have a lot of friends who had adopted.”
Joely was deeply moved by the orphanages she visited while in Malawi,
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“I was almost in tears on a hospital visit because there were two or three babies to each cot, but I told myself that crying wouldn’t help anyone.”
The 42-year-old actress stated that her only concern with international adoption is whether it is “natural” to take a child out of it’s home country and natural environment.
Joely whose mother is actress Vanessa Redgrave, has always been private when it comes to her own 16 year-old daughter Daisy, from her marriage to film producer Tim Bevan whom she divorced in 2001.
Source: Closer magazine via the Daily Mail