Hugh Jackman: ‘Adoption helped ease the pain of hid wife’s miscarriages’. The Australian actor and producer, well known roles such as Wolverine and Real Steel has let it out saying adopting hit first child, called Oscar along with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, did help with the grief of her loosing babies.
The forty four year old star and his wife always did have in their thoughts to adopt following the birth of their own biological children. So when they found out she was unable to conceive this thought helped her go forward in adopting helping them to recover from such losses easier.
Jackman already has children twelve year old Oscar and seven year old Ava with his wife, and has expressed to Katie Couric on her talk show ‘Katie‘:
”Until you go through it, you understand it’s not talked about a lot. By the way to be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. We didn’t know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time. We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I’ll never forget it, the miscarriage thing… It happens to one in three pregnancies. But it’s very, very rarely talked about. It’s almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn’t mind me bringing it up now.
”It’s a good thing to talk about it. It’s more common and it is tough. There’s a grieving that you have to go through. So the moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away.”
While Jackman and Deborra were so excited to have a child of their own, the ‘Les Miserables’ star also has admitted that all of his emotions were heightened when he became a parent.
”Parents know you can’t prepare for that moment. Nothing can prepare you… You can’t even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes and how it opens up your heart, how it frustrates you, how it angers you, how everything is just all the sudden how alive you are as a parent.”