Rosario Dawson Adopts a 12-Year-Old Girl: ''She Has Always Wanted This''

"I always wanted to adopt kids 'cause my dad adopted me," the actress previously admitted

By Alyssa Toomey Dec 02, 2014 8:01 PMTags
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Rosario Dawson has officially joined the ranks of Hollywood's hottest moms! 

The 35-year-old actress has adopted a 12-year-old girl, a source confirms to E! News, noting that the first-time parent is "over the moon."

"She has always wanted this," the insider dished of Dawson, who is currently single after splitting with director Danny Boyle last year.

The Trance star, who was adopted by her own father, has previously expressed her desire to adopt children of her own, so it should come as no surprise that the thesp is loving life with her little girl. 

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"I always wanted to adopt kids 'cause my Dad adopted me," she previously told Latina magazine back in 2008. "That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I've been thinking about it more. My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they're getting older. It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going ‘Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could've known her.' That makes me sad 'cause it would be a waste to not have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it." 

Dawson also said that not knowing her biological father hasn't caused "a big void" in her life and cited her close relationship with her adopted dad. "My dad started dating my mom when she was eight months pregnant with me," she said. "He was beautiful. I wanted to be him. I love my father, he is amazing to me. I was daddy's little girl growing up."

Page Six was first to report the adoption news. 

Congrats to the new parent! 

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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