Adoption helped overcome miscarriages pain, says Jackman

Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman says adopting his first child Oscar with wife Deborra-Lee Furness helped them cope with the pain of miscarriages.

The 44-year-old actor talked about his wife's miscarriages and adoption plan on Katie Couric's talk show "Katie".

"Until you go through it, you understand it's not talked about a lot. By the way, to be clear, Deb and I always wanted to adopt. So that was always in our plan. 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," quoted Jackman as saying.

"We did IVF and Deb had a couple of miscarriages. I'll never forget it, the miscarriage thing... It happens to one in three pregnancies. But it's very rarely talked about. It's almost secretive, so I hope Deb doesn't mind me bringing it up now," he added.

Jackman and his wife Furness have two children - Oscar, 12 and seven-year-old Ava.


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