It was announced that Sandra Bullock had recently adopted a little black boy from Louisiana, which came at a time when the controversy of her and Jesse James was swirling in the heads of the American people. Sandra follows a long line of actresses and celebrities that have adopted international or trans-racial babies. She joins the likes of Madonna, Angelina Jolie, and most recently Katherine Heigl (from Grey’s Anatomy) who recently adopted a baby girl from Korea.
So, my question is, why is this so popular now? I know that each celebrity has very good reasons for adopting each child, but the bandwagon is becoming full. This interesting trend has been parodied by shows like The Office, in which Michael Scott tells Pam that he wanted to adopt an African Child because he saw an episode of Oprah with Angelina Jolie on it.
What do you think? Is this just coincidence, or is there a reason behind this mommy trend?