Sandra Bullock furious: ‘Let’s stop saying “adopted children.” They are children, period!’

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Sometimes we fail to comprehend the significance of the words we use in day to day life, especially when we’re referring to people.

When it comes to motherhood, society at large recognizes a mother as someone who has used their eggs to conceive and give birth to a child. For whatever reason, it’s often forgotten that millions of people the world over become parents through adoption.

For the moms and dads who choose to adopt, the matter is very simple: the children they take in are their children, just the same as if they shared a biological connection. And yet some people persist in making a distinction by way of terming them ‘adopted children’.

Well, actress Sandra Bullock is taking a stand and calling for an end to the practise, as per an interview with InStyle. She has two adopted children of her own, and from her point of view they are as close to her as any child born to her naturally would be. She might not be their biological mother, but her maternal instincts are no different to what they would be if she was.

Bullock is the mother of two adopted children, 8-year-old Louis and 5-year-old Laila.

Since adopting them, the Hollywood star has kept them both out of the searing spotlight that comes with public attention. She’s protective of her children’s privacy, and rightfully so.

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