Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes adopted a baby girl named Emerson Pearl in February 2012. The screenwriter told Us Weekly, “I’ve been writing adoption into story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans. I think the response was ‘oh my goodness’ from a lot of people.”


Rhimes has gotten a lot of time to bond with her newest bundle of joy. As Shonda explains, “Emerson is incredibly mellow. We’re just doing a lot of bonding right now. This is a happy time — I feel so lucky.”

Little Emerson Pearl joins Rhimes’ daughter Harper, whom she adopted in 2002.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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