Sandra Bullock is a great mom to two adopted children. The award winning actress adopted her Black son Louis Bardo Bullock in 2010; and her daughter in 2015. That trending move had the internet buzzing, however she had no intention of breaking down barriers into her private life.
The Hangmen actress shared that the adoption of her only son was inspired following Hurricane Katrina.
“I did think, ‘Maybe not.’ Then Katrina happened,” the Blind Side star explained to Parenting in 2018. “I’m going to cry … Katrina happened in New Orleans and something told me, ‘My child is there.’ It was weird.”
Considering Louis’ adoption process first began four years earlier in 2006, Sandra couldn’t wait to hold him in her arms for the first time. The Academy Award winner dished her adorable son was also the reason why she decided to adopt her daughter, Laila, in 2015.“Laila is just unafraid. She’s a fighter, and that’s the reason she’s here today,” the doting mom gushed during an interview with InStyle in May 2018. “She fought to keep her spirit intact. Oh my God, what she is going to accomplish. She’s going to bring some real change.”
Sandra Bullock Pays Homage To Her Daughter In Her New Role
Recently, the Bird Box actress made another top 10 hit with a Netflix movie called Unforgiveable. The film has officially made Netflix Top Ten Most Popular Films, joining Bird Box. And during the script of the movie, Bullock says she became emotional as she felt it was paying homage to her daughter, Laila.
Laila was in foster care when the Virginia native adopted her in 2015.
“It took me two and a half years to find her, and she was two and a half years in a system,” 57-year-old Bullock, who won an Oscar for The Blind Side, says of Laila.
In The Unforgivable; Bullock plays Ruth, who is re-entering society after serving time in prison for a violent crime. She is desperate to be reunited with the younger adopted sister she was forced to leave behind. In the movie; she took care of her sister until she was adopted by a middle class family.
“They all started out in the same place as a child. They all had similar stories. And it represents a broken part of our country; at least – and I’m sure other countries – in that poverty does not deal you the same cards as someone who is lucky and born into a situation where you are not automatically part of that system with your birthright. And once I learned that, and I owned that, it was a shameful realisation that I didn’t know about it, Bullock shared.