"It's just been a wonderful, life-changing experience," Britton said on The View this week.
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The actress adopted Yoby from Ethiopia about a year ago after she visited the country to do research for a documentary she wants to produce about orphans there.
"It was something I knew I always wanted to do, was to adopt from there," Britton said. "And then I lost both of my parents actually within three years of each other and I kind of thought, what am I waiting for? The man will come and if I want to have my own kids I can do that, but I know this is something I want to do.
Watch part of her interview below: