Sean Penn wants to adopt Charlize Theron’s son and filed legal documents to become the boy’s adoptive father.
Charlize Theron adopted Jackson, now 3, in 2012 when he was a few months old.
The couple’s reps have not commented, but many are taking the move as indication that they plan to wed, despite the actress’ past admissions that marriage doesn’t interest her much.
Charlize Theron has been spotted wearing a diamond ring on several occasions, fueling speculation that she and Sean Penn are engaged. Sources debunked the rumors last summer, but they recently heated up again.
In November, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were accused of wrongly mistreating Jackson during a hike, after a woman called police saying she saw the toddler screaming, and assumed the stars had done something wrong. It was ultimately determined by the cops that nothing unpleasant or criminal had taken place, and Jackson was just having a standard tantrum.
Charlize Theron broke her silence on her relationship with Sean Penn in a Vogue cover story last spring: “I was single for a really long time. I was enjoying mommyhood. You just naturally become kind of selfish about your time, and all of it is dedicated to this little thing, whether he needs it or not.”
The actress confessed, however, that she didn’t see the romance with Sean Penn coming, explaining: “Sean and I have known each other for eighteen years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it.”
Sean Penn, whom Jackson reportedly calls “daddy” already, is also father to daughter Dylan, 23, and son Hopper, 21, from his marriage to Robin Wright.
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Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson revealed they didn’t have the money to pay the adoption fee their adopted son Will.
“We said, <<We’re good for it – we’ll come back>>,” Willie Robertson said Wednesday night in Washington, D.C., at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Gala, where he and his wife were honored.
“We’ve paid it, by the way.”
Willie and Korie Robertson revealed they didn’t have the money to pay the adoption fee their adopted son Will
Willie and Korie Robertson arrived in Washington D.C. about two hours before the event, to take a short break from filming Duck Dynasty show and talk about the importance of adoption.
“There shouldn’t be kids without homes. It just shouldn’t happen,” Korie Robertson told PEOPLE magazine.
When she accepted her award, Korie Robertson started crying as she reminisced about her parents loving, open home, and adopting their son when he was 5 weeks old.
“From the moment we found out about him, he was ours,” Korie Robertson told the audience.
“I swear, I had labor pains the night before I went and picked him up at the foster home he was living at. He’s our child, just like our biological children.”
And while Duck Dynasty show brought them fame and money – family is all that matters, they say.
“I’ve done a lot of cool things in the past couple of years, I’ve been to Super Bowls, I’ve met Presidents – but the best decision we ever made – that made the biggest impact on our life was the adoption of our son Will,” Willie Robertson said.
Willie and Korie Robertson took a break from filming Duck Dynasty to receive the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual Angels in Adoption award at the Reagan Building.
Willie and Korie Robertson adopted their son, Will, when he was an infant.
Willie and Korie Robertson received the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s annual Angels in Adoption award
Clad in jeans and his trademark American flag bandana, Willie Robertson – CEO of the family-owned business – displayed the charm that made the Robertsons TV stars.
“I really didn’t know what exactly this was, I’ll admit,” he told the crowd.
Korie Robertson gave him his marching orders about the trip to D.C.: “You don’t have to wear a suit, food will be free, and we’re talking about adoption.”
Willie Robertson also gave advices on the shutdown: “I understand what it’s like – you should try to get Uncle Si to make duck calls in the duck call room. It’s probably harder running the government of the United States.”
A child-trafficking ring that sold 300 babies over three years has been broken up in Cairo, Egyptian police say.
Two nurses and a doctor at a Cairo hospital are among five people arrested and police say they are still searching for the hospital manager.
The babies were reportedly sold to childless couples after Caesarean sections were performed on women carrying unwanted children.
Babies were said to have been sold for up to 3,500 Egyptian pounds ($570).
According to Egyptian media reports, women who had come forward too late for an abortion were offered a Caesarean section and their babies were then sold on, apparently at a profit.
Abortions are lawful in Egypt if the mother’s health is at risk.
Only a limited form of adoption is allowed, to the extent that children cannot take the name of their adoptive families.
Trade in such a black market in babies would have enabled couples to avoid Egypt’s legal restrictions.
Although the details of the case provided by police are sketchy, it appears they have disrupted an extensive child-trafficking ring.