Marcia Cross Says Adoption is Still an Option

09/20/2008 at 11:00 AM ET

After trying fertility treatments with no successful results earlier in life, Marcia Cross has said that the time period before getting pregnant with her twins — Eden and Savannah, 19 months — was "costly and tough on your body and your relationship." While the 46-year-old Desperate Housewives star knows that her age is working against adding more children to her family with husband Tom Mahoney, the couple have not ruled out welcoming babies through adoption. In fact, Marcia says she would "always adopt." Unfortunately, she feels "time is the issue for me."

For now, Marcia and Tom are concentrating on their daughters who are growing by leaps and bounds. Eden and Savannah have both learned to talk and are even mastering "putting words together and sentences." As the girls get older and develop their distinct personalities, Marcia is enjoying the loves of her life. Says Marcia,

"They’re so cute, fun, and funny. They’re the best thing ever."

Desperate Housewives season premiere airs Sunday, September 28th at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Source: OK!

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SY on

Isn’t she more like 46 or 47?

CelebBabyLover on

I wonder why she says that she feels “times is the issue for me” for adoption. With adoption, you don’t have to worry about your biological clock. So, techincally, Marcia doesn’t have to worry about time!

Or could she have meant in the sense that she is very busy, and doesn’t know if she could handle more kids right now?

lollipop on

CBL~ sometimes countries do have timelines regarding age of the parents in adoption. maybe she already has a country chosen with an age maximum.

Stella on

Please see the link >

Many thanks.

Danielle on

Actually here in U.K age does restrict you from adopting. I’m pretty sure Marcia would not be allowed to adopt a baby here, maybe an older child. As she would be considered too old.

babyboopie on

I think Marcia meant that she is 46 years old, and that is getting on a bit? I may be wrong…

Michelle on

Most countries require the youngest parent to be no more than 45 years older than the child they adopt. So at this point, she would have to adopt a one year old. I think that’s what she means.

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