Sandra Bullock has become a mother for the second time after adopting a three-and-a-half-year-old girl named Laila (prononouced Lila). The Oscar-winning actress announced her big news in People magazine, confirming that she had first fostered her daughter before legally adopting her.
"When I look at Laila, there's no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here," said 51-year-old Sandra, who adopted her son, five-year-old Louis, in 2010.
"I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time."
Sandra Bullock has confirmed she has adopted a three-year-old girl named Laila
The process of adopting Laila, who had been in foster care, began three years ago, with little Louis leading the way.
"Louis spearheaded this whole journey," Sandra told the magazine. She went on to say that while her two children have formed a strong bond, the first stages of bringing Laila home required patience and plenty of reassurances.
"I knew she was scared, and all I wanted was for her to know Louis and I weren't going anywhere," the star said of her young daughter, adding that Laila has brought "pink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans".
Sandra, who is currently dating photographer Bryan Randall, said she hopes that her story can shine a light on the many children who are currently in foster care. "My family is blended and diverse, nutty and loving and understanding," she said. "That's a family."
In October, Sandra opened up about how her daily routine is totally consumed by motherhood. "That is as sexy as my life goes. Seven hundred and twenty hours of my life out of the year spent asking a little person to eat," she told USA Today. "And it is the best seven hundred and twenty I have ever spent."