Jessica Alba, mom to 21 month old Honor Marie, says she plans on adopting a child. The 28 year old actress recently guest starred on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She says she was so inspired by the family she helped, she plans on following in their footsteps.
In a special two-hour episode to air on Sunday, April 4 Alba helps build Larry and Melissa Beach and their 13 children a new home. The Texas family, which includes 9 adopted children (ages 20-1 year), many with special needs, and four biological (ages 22-8 years), are currently living in a travel trailer behind their house. The Beach family’s home was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, but rising medical bills means they can’t repair their home. Alba says the time she spent with the Beach family (who’s also fostered 80 children) deeply moved her. “If you have the love, and the capacity to love children, you should just adopt. And I plan on doing it,” she revealed to Extra.
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Alba, who says she even suggested her parents adopt when she was younger, says she plans to have three or four children. The actress and her husband, Cash Warren, currently have one daughter, Honor Marie.
Alba did not give a timeline for how quickly she plans on adopting a child, or from what country.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs on ABC on Sundays at 8/7 C. The special two-hour edition featuring Jessica Alba as the celebrity volunteer airs Easter Sunday (April 4) from 8-10pm.
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