Jillian Michaels, celebrity personal trainer and former Biggest Loser trainer, began the process to adopt from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. She has been matched with a little girl, and her future daughter awaits the day they are reunited — in Haiti.
Michaels shares “I went over to visit orphanages and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her.”
While Michaels is ecstatic that her dream of motherhood will soon be a reality, she does realize it may be still too soon to celebrate. “I now have to get her home … it could take up to a year to get her home,” she says. ”Anything can happen and fall through or fall apart, so it’s kind of premature for me to say it, but that’s where it’s at.”
Should the adoption go awry, Michaels warns, “You’ll know why I’m devastated and not coming out of my house for months.”