AMERICAN actress Sandra Bullock is arguably one of the most successful women in the industry.
When she is not winning awards she is often found spending time with her children.
Who are Sandra Bullock's children?
Bullock, 57, is the mother of son Louis Bardo, 11, and daughter Laila, 8, both of whom are adopted.
The Oscar winner adopted Louis at the age of 5 back in 2010 and Laila at the age of 3 back in 2020.
“My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding,” she told People. “That’s a family.”
Outside of their adoption, not much information is available on the youngsters as Bullock has kept them out of the spotlight.
What did Sandra say about adopting her children?
In December 2021, Bullock opened up on Red Table Talk alongside Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield- Norris, about her struggles with adoption, calling the experience "incredibly hard."
"It's a system that exists and people don't know about it because it's a difficult thing to talk about. It gets deep and it gets dark," Bullock said.
"When I first went through the process myself, you have to prove that you are a capable parent. You're in the judgment cage. I got halfway through it and I said, I can't do this."
Adding: "It was an out-of-body experience in that they literally sit down and they ask you, so what do you think is the worst kind of abuse? What is the worst kind of drug, or alcohol? I go, I don't know, they're all bad. You're just going, if I don't answer this right, I'm not fit."
Bullock then went on to discuss the bigger picture when it comes to adoption, revealing that even celebrities go through a thorough background check.
"There is always, always a soul out there that needs you to be their parent," Bullock continued. "You're put through the wringer. They ask a lot of questions. I had to have people write letters about my character, like oh my God.
"But the soul that you are supposed to parent is out there and it's ready for you. You just have to be willing to go through the gamut that feels very violating, that feels very invasive, that feels it's questioning your ability to be a good and loving parent, and be okay with that.
"Because that soul deserves to have those questions asked and when they find it and connect you with it, you'll understand."
Do her children have a father?
While it remains unclear if the children have a father listed on their adoption papers, Bullock's partner, Bryan Randall, reportedly co-parents with the star.
Outside of discussing her experiences with the foster care system, Bullock also discussed co-parenting with Randall, later gushing about how the 55-year-old photographer has been "very patient" and "a saint" when it comes to her kids.
Adding that he had nothing to do with the adoption process.
“I had Louis first. Then when I met him, we hadn’t been together that long and I said, ‘Remember that NDA you signed when you photographed my son? You know that still holds … because I’m bringing a child home when I come back from Toronto,’” Bullock explained.
“He was so happy, but he was scared. I’m a bulldozer. My life was already on the track and here’s this beautiful human being who doesn’t want anything to do with my life but [was] the right human being to help me.”
Later telling the hosts that "he’s the example that I would want my children to have."
Bullock and Randall first started dating in 2015 following her divorce from Jesse James in 2010.
Outside of co-parenting Bullock's kids, Randall is the father of a daughter named Skylar from a previous relationship.
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