In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Hugh Jackman’s wife said that she and her husband adopted two children in the US because “it was easier.” Now their daughter Ava is 15 years old, and their son Oscar is 20. Deborra-Lee Furness and Jackman decided to adopt their first child in the early 2000s after the actress had two miscarriages after IVF in the 90s.
“Adopting children in America was much easier than in Australia, we literally tried to do it in Australia, but I left the first meeting – I was so shocked by the organization and the people who held it,” the actress recalled, adding that she was in horror and has already come to terms with childlessness. But after moving to America, where the process was much easier, they again had hope.
Furness said there is a dysfunction in the Australian adoption system. This prompted her to launch the charity Adopt Change in 2008, even though Deborra previously noted that she was not going to be an adherent of adoption, but only dreamed of raising public awareness of the problem.
Also, in a recent interview, the actress stressed that now her family is considering the possibility of returning to Australia for permanent residence. Moreover, the couple has their own house on the coast. In the United States, Furness is feeling tense because of the situation on the streets surrounding the presidential elections in the country.