Katherine Heigl Hopes to Adopt Again

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley and daughter Naleigh

Cheyenne Ellis/AP

updated 06/10/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 06/10/2010 AT 2:25 PM ET

Motherhood is obviously agreeing with Katherine Heigl. Asked on Wednesday night’s London red carpet for her movie with Ashton Kutcher, Killers, if she and husband Josh Kelley might provide daughter Naleigh – now 18 months old – with a sibling by adopting again, the actress replied, “I hope so.”

Having brought home Naleigh from South Korea last September, Heigl said she’s finding it “difficult” to combine childcare with a career.

“Like any working mom, I have to make some compromises, but it is so much easier said than done,” said Heigl. “I knew that I wanted to keep working, because I love what I do. But it was really hard to leave her and go to work so far away.”

The adoption of Naleigh – who is named after Heigl’s mother Nancy and sister Margaret Leigh – was fast-tracked, as the baby was initially considered to have special needs. It was only after she underwent surgery for a congenital heart defect that the infant left for America. Naleigh is now 100 percent fine.


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