Charlize Theron, who is a mom of two daughters through adoption, reveals that she knew she wanted to adopt when she was eight years old. Recently in an interview, the actress opened up about what led her to pursue adoption also what her daughters Jackson and August have taught her.
Charlize expressed, “I’m an only child, I didn’t have any siblings, and my mom has a letter that I wrote her when I was 8 years old. In the letter I ask her if we could, for Christmas, go to an orphanage to adopt a brother or sister for me. My mom, when I went through my first adoption, actually showed me the letter. I was connected to the idea of having a family through adoption when I was 8 years old. She’s like: ‘You never asked me to have another baby. You never asked me to have a little brother or sister for you. You just immediately went to adoption.’ But I always knew that I wanted to be a mother always.”
Charlize Theron had this conversation with Diane von Furstenberg in the season one finale of her podcast. She adopted her eight-year-old daughter Jackson in early 2012 and her five-year-old daughter August in July 2015. Talking about the adoption process, Theron said, “That whole process was incredibly empowering for me as a woman. The fact that I got to choose when I wanted to be a mom . . . There is a great power in choosing to be a mother and then doing it when your body, your mind, and everything is celebrating all of that. And I know that this is what I can handle.”
Although, Charlize was sure about adoption, but the entire process still came in with a bunch of surprises in store for her and Charlize thoroughly enjoyed the process. Talking about which she said, “The thing that was really eye-opening to me was, my children kind of came to me in this unexpected way, where you know, I didn’t know I was going to be the mom to two African American girls. I didn’t know I was going to be the mom to an African American trans girl. All of these things have kind of made me more aware of how little I know. My children have completely reopened my eyes to the world and I jokingly always say I’m back at university. I’m back having to learn every single day because they challenge me in that way.”
Well, right now Charlize Theron is single and in no hurry to mingle. She is happily committed to herself, and her kids revealed the actress in the podcast.