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Sandra Bullock Confirms Adoption Of Three-Year-Old Daughter Laila: 'She Was Supposed To Be Here'

02/12/2015 14:53 GMT | Updated 02/12/2015 14:59 GMT

Sandra Bullock is now a mum-of-two as she confirmed she has adopted a three-year-old girl named Laila.

The 51-year-old actress, who adopted her five-year-old son Louis in 2010, said she had previously fostered Laila before welcoming her into her family permanently.

"When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here," Bullock told PEOPLE magazine.

"I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time."

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In October, rumours had circulated that Bullock was planning on adopting a second child, but this is the first time the actress has confirmed the news.

At the time she told Associated Press: "There's only one adopted child in my household and his name is Louis."

Which of course, was true, as she was still in the process of adopting Laila at this point.

Bullock said the process of adopting her second child began in 2012, a move that was encouraged by her son Louis.

Bullock said the initial process of bringing Laila home required a lot of reassurance.

"Louis spearheaded this whole journey. I knew [Laila] was scared, and all I wanted was for her to know Louis and I weren’t going anywhere," she said.

The mum-of-two said she wants to raise awareness of the 415,129 children in foster care in America.

She added: "My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family."

Bullock began the process of adopting her son in 2006 while married to Jesse James.

After her divorce, she continued the adoption process and welcomed her son in January 2010.

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