Close to tears Deborra-Lee Furness appeals for more Australians to adopt orphans

DEBORRA-Lee Furness, the wife of film star Hugh Jackman, has ruled out adopting more children – but has appealed to more Australians to consider the practice.

Advocate and mother of two adopted children, Furness yesterday launched National Adoption Awareness Week, calling for all Australians to do more for the world’s estimated 143 million orphans.

Furness was close to tears as she implored Australian politicians and the broader community to help orphans either by supporting birth families so they can keep their children or by adopting children who cannot stay with their birth parents.

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