“We struggled, a couple miscarriages, IVF—it’s not easy, particularly on Deb,” Jackman remembered toCagle
So, they chose adoption, bringing house boy Oscar in 2000 and child Ava in2005 Both kids are biracial– a quality Jackman and Furness deliberately looked for when they began the procedure.
“Oscar is a bit of everything—African-American, Caucasian, Hawaiian and Cherokee,” he informed New Idea in2007 “We specifically requested a bi-racial child because there was more of a need. People will wait 18 months to adopt a little blonde girl; meanwhile, bi-racial children are turned away. The same was true for Ava, she’s half Mexican, half German.”
Jackman repeated as much to Cagle years later on, stating, “Our inspiration behind embracing was, ‘Where is the requirement?’ The greatest requirement remains in mixed-race kids. I wish to inform my kids that … it does not matter what sexual [orientation] you are, it does not matter what task you do, it does not matter whether your hair is straight or curly, if you’re high or brief, male or female, what race you are. What specifies you as a person is beneath all that.”