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EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Heigl Adopting Baby This Week

Sep. 9 2009, Published 12:30 p.m. ET

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Katherine Heigl is adopting a baby this week, has learned exclusively.

The Grey’s Anatomy star is becoming a mom to a baby girl, a source tell us.

Heigl’s rep officially confirmed to that the star is adopting.

Heigl and husband Josh Kelley have wanted a baby for a long time, the insider said, and the adoption process has been in the works for at least six months.

The baby is from Korea. Her full name is Nayleigh and her nickname will be Leigh, learned. The baby is approximately 10 months old.

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“She is thrilled,” a source close to the situation told “She and Josh are so happy.”

The idea of adoption is nothing new for the actress, as she told USA Today two years that it's something she's "always planned."

"I'm done with the whole idea of having my own children," Heigl said.

"It doesn't seem like any fun. I don't think it's necessary to go through all of that."

Heigl's own sister Meg is adopted from Korea. Click here to see shots of the Katherine serving as bridesmaid at Meg's October 2007 wedding!

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Heigl is on leave of absence from “Grey’s” and starts filming the big-screen feature Life As We Know It next week.

Katherine also recently hosted costar Ellen Pompeo's bridal shower. See pics from the festive day here!

Heigl and Kelley married on December 27, 2007 in Park City, Utah.



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