Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Help’ Star Viola Davis Plans to Follow Hollywood Trend and Adopt a ChildCupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Help’ Star Viola Davis Plans to Follow Hollywood Trend and Adopt a Child

Yet another celebrity is jumping on the adoption bandwagon, reports Hollyscoop.  At the premiere of her new movie The Help, Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon confirmed that they are about to adopt a baby domestically.  This is the first child for the couple and third for Tennon, who has two children from previous relationships.  Davis is following in the footsteps of many celebrity moms who have also recently adopted, including Sandra Bullock and Denise Richards.  Bullock adopted son Louis Bardo after splitting from husband Jesse James.  Denise Richards, who has two children with Charlie Sheen, adopted daughter Eloise Joni around the time her new book, The Real Girl Next Door, was released.  Who will be next?

How do you decide whether to adopt a child or not?

Cupid’s Advice:

The decision to adopt a child is extremely important and should not be taken lightly.  Cupid has some tips on how to decide if adoption is right for you:

1. Timing: Deciding to adopt requires the same amount of thought and preparation as having a child naturally.  If you and your mate are emotionally ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child, then consider adoption.

2. Money: Adopting a child is very expensive.  You and your partner must be financially stable before you consider it.

3. Other options: Nowadays, there are a lot of different ways to have kids.  Consider all the other options, like having a child naturally, through a surrogate or becoming a foster parent before you settle on adoption.

What are some other factors to consider when deciding whether to adopt?  Share your comments below.