Mandira Bedi, Raj Kaushal to adopt a girl child
Television actress, anchor and host Mandira Bedi and her husband Raj Kaushal are all set to adopt a girl child. After a long wait, the couple was blessed with a son, named Vir in 2011 and now they are going to complete their family by adopting a girl child. To adopt a child was Mandira’s long back decision. Even before she married to Raj, it was on her mind to adopt a child. After marriage, when she expressed her desire to her husband, he gladly accepted.
"We're going to adopt a baby girl," she gushes, excitedly. "We want Vir to have a little sister. We will be applying to an adoption agency when he turns one. It's a decision Raj and I made even before we got married - we were very clear that we wanted to adopt a girl. It takes a month to a year for paperwork and other things to come through. As we wanted a small age difference between both the kids, this is the perfect time. Guess I'm all set for the second one now," she says.
Highly thrilled Mandira said, “Vir knows how to manage things on his own now. Now is the right time to expand our family. We have approached an NGO and completed all formalities.” The couple is now eagerly awaiting their little daughter’s arrival.
Vir came to their life almost 12 years after their marriage
and it was Mandira who was delaying, "It's 'been twelve-and-a half years
of marriage and the baby came into our lives after so long as I was delaying
it," she informs, adding, "Now when I keep telling Raj that I just
can't imagine how it would be without Vir, he wants to just beat me," she
laughs. For now, she says her hands are full with her tot. "I have to be
around him all the time and if I have to leave home for a few hours it becomes
unbearable. Vir has given us a new reason for living," she says.
Speaking about Vir, Mandira said that her son is going to teach her to have patience, "After a long day of being away from him I come back and realise how there's something new about him - a new face, pout or cry. And just yesterday Raj said the baby was going to teach me one thing I lacked - patience! I was so fiery around the house and Vir has made me calmer and mellower," she admits.