For years, actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborah Lee Furness struggled to conceive naturally; when they couldn’t, they turned to an adoption agency. It was through the adoption agency that they learned that everyday in America, thousands of children go without homes because of their mixed race. Hugh Jackman says after hearing that bit of information, the decision to adopt his mixed-race kids was a “no brainer” for him and his wife.
“Deb and I tried biologically to have children. When we went to talk to some (agency representatives) about adoption, [they] said to me, ‘We turn away children each month because they are mixed race and they can’t find homes for them.’ It was a no brainer.”
Today Hugh and Deborah have children Oscar Maximilian, 8, and Ava Eliot,3.