This week, our big, fat celebrity mom crush is on Nia Vardalos, who serves as a celebrity spokesmom for the U.S. foster care system. Like most of America, our crush on Nia began when we saw her in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Three years ago, Nia and her husband adopted their daughter through the foster care system, after years of longing for a child. She's said that prior to her own experience adopting through foster care, she hadn't realized how affordable, easy and non-discriminatory the process was, because the organization doesn't have the funds to advertise. "OK, I'm going to use my big mouth to talk about it," Nia said -- and we're glad she has.
"She is my daughter in every way," Nia has said. "We all found each other: my husband, our daughter, me, our dogs. We all adopted each other. This was supposed to happen this way." Hopefully the spotlight she's focusing on the program will help bring together many new and happy families.
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