I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important. To me it was more about wanting to raise a child.
Edie Falco's dog inspired her to adopt.
The former 'Sopranos' star - who raises four-year-old adopted son Anderson and adopted daughter Macy, one, alone - decided to give two children a home after becoming attached to the pet.
She said: "I have this dog named Marley, and it is a kind of love I had never known. I have a hard time believing Marley did not come from my body. I know that sounds insane, but I feel that connected to her. She made me realise I wanted to adopt children."
The 45-year-old actress - who beat both alcoholism and breast cancer while starring in the US mafia show - hopes her dog will help her find a man next.
She quipped to Parade.com: "If only I could find a boyfriend for whom I could buy a can of food and clean up after on the street, I'd be set. Maybe I should put that ad on Match.com!
"I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important. To me it was more about wanting to raise a child."
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