Dawson, who was adopted by her stepfather when she was just one, told Latina magazine in 2008 about her own plans to adopt. "I always wanted to adopt kids 'cause my Dad adopted me," she said. "That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I've been thinking about it more."
"My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they're getting older," the actress continued. "It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going 'Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could've known her.' That makes me sad 'cause it would be a waste to not have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it."
The actress, who split from director Danny Boyle in 2013, will next be seen in Chris Rock's acclaimed comedy Top Five, which hits theaters Dec. 12. She will also appear on Netflix's Daredevil as a nurse named Claire Temple who helps the main character in a time of need.
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