Hugh Jackman Opens Up about Decision to Adopt after Failed IVF

Hugh Jackman Opens Up about Decision to Adopt after Failed IVF

The long road

Most celebs don’t talk about the struggles of getting pregnant. All we usually hear is the good stuff. However, Hugh Jackman is a Hollywood dad who is breaking that mold. He is more than willing to talk about his “painful” road to becoming a father, and how getting pregnant just did not work out for him and wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

IVF didn’t work

Back in 2011, the hunky 44 year old star opened up to Australia’s Herald Sun, revealing that it wasn’t easy for Deborra to get pregnant. Perhaps they ran up against the clock getting pregnant after 40. “It was painful. It’s not easy.

You put a lot of time and effort into it, so it’s emotional,” Jackman said. “I think any parent can relate — trying to have children is wonderful and when you feel as though that’s not going to happen, there’s a certain anxiety that goes with it.

“He revealed that after several failed attempts at IVF, they made the decision to stop trying and pursue adoption. “We thought we’d have a kid or two biologically and then adopt. But when we decided we’d had enough of IVF, we went ahead with adoption.”

“They’re our children”

Although the decision to stop trying to get pregnant was a difficult one, Hugh says that he and Deborra have no regrets. “From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children. Deb and I are believers in I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to.”

“Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children. Now, as we go through life together, sure there are challenges, but everyone’s in the right place with the right people. It sounds airy-fairy, but it’s something we feel very deeply.” So sweet! We are so glad that this wonderful couple found a way to fulfill their parenting dreams!

Bumps in the road

The adorable couple was married in 1996, so they are not new to dealing with hard times as a couple. They have been together for a really long time,and they have learned to handle life’s ups and downs with grace. For example, late last year, Hugh was diagnosed with skin cancer, and had surgery to remove the cancer from his nose. He is now cancer free, and for this happy family, it’s just another bump in the road!

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.