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Congratulations are in order: Sandra Bullock is a mommy once again. The actress has adopted her second child, an adorable three-year-old named Laila, and she’s now introducing her daughter in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine. Well, sort of.


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Although we don’t get a view of the tot’s face, it’s for good reason. Sandra explains why her kid’s privacy has become one of her main priorities: “Most foster children are in foster care because they were taken from their birth homes under tragic circumstances — and the last thing I wanted was to bring more harm to her because of the nature of my job.”

Likening her task to “witness protection,” the 51-year-old describes Laila’s first close call with the press while at an emergency room: “Unbeknownst to me, a photographer had followed us and taken a photo of us in line. The next day, I learned that a photo of her was being shopped around for sale to every outlet around the world. I had promised and legally agreed to protect her from something like this, and here I was chasing down lawyers — having them begging them to keep her safe.”

Sandra adopted her first child, Louis, back in 2010.


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