There are plenty of celebrities who have adopted and shared their beautiful stories. But, few have compared their adoption experiences to their birthing experiences. In this article by The Courier Mail, Katherine Heigl does just that.

Heigl married singer, Josh Kelley in 2007 and later the couple adopted two children: 8-year-old Naleigh and 4-year-old Adalaide. Being an adoptive mother has brought her great joy. Then the couple got pregnant and the result is baby boy Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. The couple has been happy to announce his birth and to share the good news with fans.

In an interview with People Magazine the actress said, “I actually prefer the adoption way because I wasn’t subject to hormones.” But she’s quick to point out, also that the only difference between adopting and birthing are the hormones! “The moment you hold your child, you’re wholly in love,” she said. “And you’ll do anything to protect them and shelter them.”