Deborra Lee Furness and children Oscar,12, and Ava,7, watched with pride as husband and dad Hugh Jackman was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2012. Hugh received a star for all of his contributions to entertainment, including portraying the wild Wolverine in X-Men.


Jackman recently told Female First that adopting Oscar over a decade ago was one of the greatest decisions that he and his wife made. “Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan,” said Jackman. “We didn’t know where in the process that would happen but biologically obviously we tried and it was not happening for us and it is a difficult time. We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I’ll never forget it, the miscarriage thing. There’s a grieving that you have to go through. So the moment Oscar was born, all the heartache just melted away.”

Now with two children to look after and love, Hugh is a happy father indeed. His advice to parents-to-be: “Know you can’t prepare for that moment. Nothing can prepare you. You can’t even explain how incredible it is and that avalanche of emotion that comes and how it opens up your heart, how it frustrates you, how it angers you, how everything is just all the sudden how alive you are as a parent.”




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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