Nicole Kidman Had A 'Vision' Of Adopting Children


Actress Nicole Kidman, who adopted children Isabella and Connor with her former husband Tom Cruise, says she had a "vision" of adopting children.

The 49-year-old could see the child she was going to adopt in her imagination, just like her character Sue Brierley did in "Lion", reports

Speaking at a Q&A about the new film, she said: "I hadn't had an exact vision at the same time as she had but I had a similar feeling and an idea and this sense that I was going to adopt and I could see the child I was going to adopt."

"Of course, when I choose things I have to be emotionally connected. And with this, I was -- through the adoption. Also, there's the power of the unconditional love that a mother gives. A mother is there, whether it's Sue Brierley in the film, or me with my children.

"It's important to emphasise ... because a lot of times, with adoptive parents, people think, 'Oh, it's for other reasons.' People have said that to me; and they said it to Sue. But when it's the choice, it's just the choice. She talks about the vision she had of adopting the children; and I relate to that. It happened to me, too."

She shared: "Every family's experience with this is distinct and private.

"But we live in an ever more transparent world, technologically speaking. Kids are resourceful and the need to know your origin story is universal."

Kidman has remained close to Isabella and Connor despite her divorce from Cruise and also has biological daughters Faith and Sunday with her husband Keith Urban.

-Devashree Goenka