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Katherine Heigl: Here's Naleigh Kelley!

Katherine Heigl: Here's Naleigh Kelley!

Katherine Heigl leaves her hotel with her parents and newly adopted daughter Naleigh Kelley on Tuesday (September 15) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Everyone was headed to the set of Katie‘s new romantic comedy Life As We Know It. Also starring in the Greg Berlanti-directed flick: Josh Lucas, Josh Duhamel and Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks.

Mom Nancy is Katie‘s personal manager. Dad Paul is a financial executive/accountant.

FYI: Katie is using her Teutonia stroller!

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  • stella

    so cute!!!

  • Chanel

    Beautiful baby!

  • ihavenolife

    proud mommy! it will take some time to build a bond. shes gonna be busy.

  • reneelucky7

    She got an asian baby because Angie has one. She started the trend. Now everyone wants to copy her

  • Felipe

    What an ass, my god

  • kyra182lovesgosling

    I think it’s nice that people adopt kids from other countries especially if there in poverty but i swear i think celebs are racist toward amercian kids. They may have it better but that doesn’t mean they don’t want a mom and dad!!!!!

  • ihavenolife

    she has already said this is something she has always wanted to do. she has a sister who is adopted from korea. don’t accuse her of copying anyone. thousands of people adopt for reasons of their own.

  • akgirl

    i believe her sister was adopted from Korea, and she felt like doing like her parents so it would be another way to connect to her sister. you guys are lame as hell.

  • Hailey davis

    @renelucky7, She adopted Naleigh from KOREA, and she chose Korea because Katherine has a sister that was adopted from Korea in the 70′s.. Watch Katherine’s appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ show. She explained it. Dont say things like that. Thats rude..

  • matea


    She got a baby girl from Korea because her parents adopted her sister Margaret from Korea and she wanted to do the same thing. That’s just beautiful. Kudos to Katherine. And no, I am not a fan of hers.

  • Ivermom

    What a cute baby. She will be a wonderful Mummy!

  • Scott

    i don’t think she’s katherine’s daughter, looks like sandra oh daughter! lol

  • river

    Am I understanding this right, she’s filming a movie at the same time that she received her adopted Korean daughter? I guess the maternal feelings haven’t set in yet for Katherine. Coming from a family who adopted a Korean child, there is a difficult transition period – first getting the baby used to the time difference, and then getting the child used to its new and strange surroundings and people that are now their family. Bad timing for adopting a child.

  • zoobie

    It’s good that little girl will have someone to love and care for her and not be stuck in an orphange….a really sad situation.

    So, you negative people………..grow up and get a heart or two

  • ehnso


    you’re an ass, my god. stop hating on a child. what’s your excuse for being having an ugly attitude? stop hiding behind the anonymity the internet provides and be a decent human.

    and lila, i hope you’re not picking on this innocent child’s looks. if you are, then, you’re a sad excuse for a human being.

  • ihavenolife

    when you file papers for an adoption, you do not know exactly how long the process will take. obviously she’d commited to a project before she knew when her child would arrive. she has also said her adoption was expedited possibly because they chose to adopt a child with special needs. just because some of you can never imagine loving a child not of your flesh and blood does not give you the right to judge others who can.

  • ellie’

    What a beautiful little girl.. The other pictures she already loves her Daddy & Mommy…

  • Anna

    Aww, congrats Katherine!

  • pooter

    river- its not for YOU to say about the timing, You have no clue what is involved with their lives….so, don’t make a fool of yourself any more.

    It’s wonderful that a child has been adopted and will be able to live a real life outside an orphange.

  • peter

    She got a korean baby because she has an adopted korean sister. If your whole life revolves around Angelina Jolie, you’re very very sad.

  • Rhonda


    I’ve never adopted a kid before, so I don’t know alot about it, but I have heard alot of horror storys about the American adoption system. It can be a nightmare, American judges are known to give the kid back to the biological parents if they can find any loopholes. I would never adopt an American kid, judges can’t be trusted with your heart. There is a famous case, I think baby M where they came and took the baby away from the adopted parents and also a case where the biological mother was given the baby back from the adopted parents and she hung him. I think this is the reason so many people even every day citizens adopt out of this country.

  • lovey

    she is so damn cute.. I wish I could baby sit her for Katherine :)

  • Katie?

    Katie? Are you and her homies or something?


    Congrats to her and her new addition :)

  • Brigette

    Does anyone know which hotel this is at in Atlanta??

  • Sabe

    Just an innocent question, no harm intended: I know Katherine said that Naleigh is a special needs baby. Does anyone know what’s wrong that makes her a special needs baby? Just curious, because she looks likea healthy little girl. :-)

    And she’s adorable, by the way. Congratulations to the parents.

  • mika

    could someone please tell me what a special needs baby is???

  • shawna

    In regards to the special needs issue, it could be an issue with her heart, it could be a blood condition, it could be diabetes, it could be a problem with any internal organ really. You can’t always see health problems externally. I have a serious chronic health condition but to look at me you would think I was a regular healthy 30 year old. We can’t judge the level of her special needs by her appearance.

  • tlb

    She said she was adopting a child from korea with special needs. This baby looks like she has down syndrome but I could be wrong. I never cared for her much, but I do now. It takes a special person with a kind heart to adopt a child with a disability and now I think she’s great.

  • Anonymous

    I live in NYC..and it seems like every other white couple has adopted an asian baby. It’s a bit like a trendy thing to do. I mean you never hear of asian couples adopting white babies, black babies or hispanic.?
    As for adoptions in American being a horror story, not so…but there is a stringent screening process to assure that a baby is going into a healthy home. Just because one is an actress does not necessarily mean that person is mentally fit to adopt a child. Anyway there are plenty of babies in America that need to be adopted, but only stars like Cruise, Angelina, and Madonna are open adopting other children aside from the asian ones.

  • dianad1968

    I don’t particularly care for Katherine, but this little girl is absolutely preciousl, and I wish her and her husband much joy with their new daughter.

  • Felipe

    @ ehnso

    I was talking about HER ass, lol I love Katherine Heigl and I liked this adopting thing.

  • nookies mom

    I am not a Katherine Heigl fan, but to hear that she adopted a child, and one that has special needs, makes me have a whole new respect for her.

  • drg

    We don’t know these people and it’s speaks volumes about a person who adopts a child with special needs. I’m a very big fan of hers now. It’s a difficut road but rewarding. I have a special brother with special needs, he’s so precious and I’m sure this child is too. Love her.

  • lylian

    What a gorgeous little girl with that cute rosebud mouth!! I hope Katherine and her husband have a wonderful life with their baby.
    Still, it’s so sad in a way that Korea, a first world nation, with modern facilities, still have ancient prejudices against girls, which is why this little one was put up for foreign adoption to begin with.
    When will these ancient prejudices change?

  • Jill

    # 32 mika @ 09/18/2009 at 12:32 am
    could someone please tell me what a special needs baby is???

    I worked in foster care and adoption for many years. A special needs baby is a baby with moderate to severe handicaps — could be physical, medical or developmental. There are also older children with special needs, which could include physical or developmental delays, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, etc. Anyone adopting a child with special needs is taking on an enormous responsibility and I have major respect for people who are willing to care for these little ones.
    For anyone who is still blathering about why she didn’t “adopt American”: children need families, no matter where they came from. In Heigl’s case, adopting from Korea has a special meaning because her sister was adopted from Korea. And finally, it is none of anyone’s business, including yours, where anybody adopts from. If you’re so concerned about American children going homeless, put your money where your mouth is and adopt a few yourself. Until then, STFU.

  • Jill

    # 42 lylian @ 09/18/2009 at 1:41 am

    It’s not just Korea. China and India have an enormous surplus of boys over girls, due in very large part to female infanticide and abortions of female fetuses. There are very strict laws in India against using sonograms to determine the baby’s gender so that the parents can decide whether or not to abort if it’s a girl, but the sonogram clinics operate almost with impunity and unwanted baby girls are either aborted or abandoned at birth. And in China, almost every abandoned baby is a girl. It’s a cultural bias against girls and God knows when, or if, it will ever change. It’s lasted for thousands of years.

  • joy

    Beautiful baby! Picking on a child is just the lowest of the low! Some of you people should be ashamed of yourselves!

  • marla


    How could you say that even if the baby looks like Kim Jong Il (which in this case is true) She is innocent. Hasn’t she been through enough? Having Katherine Heigl as an adopted mother is not a good fortune you know?

  • dar

    now that she’s got a kid, she should stop smoking!!!

  • liz86000

    You’re stupid, right?

  • sweetie

    Adorable :-)

  • liz86000

    I thibk she did completely stop a month or two ago. She couldn’t do it when her husband asked her to, but for her child, she did.

  • lulu

    More and more young HW actresses have come to reality that you can have a great career as well as a having a family. and raise them while young and full of energy not until your 40, barren and old.

    Katherine Heigl was quite smart and wise, with a tightly knit family back ground , I’m sure she would be great mom. lucky baby !

    And Kate Heigl is a great example for a career woman, if you can’t afford to have one thru your own womb, adoption is not a problem.
    I hope her action as well as SJP action can stop someone who have been telling us how she want to have a baby for the last 15 yrs of her career, at 40 pushing to 41 y.o, still barren and childless while actress more than 10 yrs younger than her are either giving birth, adopting and raising kid. I hope that fraud movie flop bigtime tomorrow!

  • chic

    Lets adopt a baby one day and go shoot a movie the next. o ya thats a real good mother. no bonding needed

  • ehnso


    i apologize then. it’s just that threads regarding this little girl has been barraged with disgusting, inhumane posts, most of which were racists.

  • Zeiss

    Thought the kid was a special needs baby? She looks normal to me.

  • Tata

    So cute!! Very happy for them!

  • Anonymous

    reneelucky7 – Katherine´s decision to adopt an Asian baby has NOTHING to do with the fact that Angelina Jolie (and Brad PItt) have TWO Asian boys (Maddox from Cambodia and Pax from Vietnam). It was totally Katherine´s own choice to adopt from an Asian country. Besides – like someone said – she has a Korean adoptive sister. So it was more a personal choice than following Angie´s lead. These people can adopt from any country they want. Pretty soon someone is saying that Madonna copied Angie by adopting from Africa since Angie has an Ethiopian daughter and now Madonna has two Malawian children. Naleigh sure is a lucky little girl to have such loving parents like Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl. She is a beauty!

  • rAINA

    aWW what a cutie :)

  • Ronnie

    The baby looks retarded and would have had a horrible like in Korea. This family could have gone only for a healthy child but they chose to give a mentally challenged child a chance in life and that is wonderful.