Rosario Dawson Welcomes a Daughter

12/02/2014 at 05:30 PM ET

Rosario Dawson Adopts Daughter
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It’s definitely in her Top Five greatest moments: Rosario Dawson is a mom!

The actress has welcomed a daughter through adoption, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Dawson’s rep declined to comment. During an appearance on the Today show Wednesday, the actress demurred, saying, “I very rarely talk about tabloid speculation and this is not an exception. Mum’s the word.”

Dawson — who was adopted as a baby by her stepfather — has always been a strong supporter of adoption, telling Latina magazine in 2008 that she planned to eventually take the same path to parenthood.

“It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going, ‘Your grandmother was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her,'” Dawson, 35, said.

“That makes me sad because it would be a waste not to have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it.”

The New York Post‘s Page Six was the first to report the news.

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Lila on

Congratulations!

BeeHappy on

Congrats to her! Glad that she is happy! 🙂

R Davis on

Good for her. Enough of this stupid “baby bump” phenomenon.

Anonymous on

Congratulations!

Please, People writerss on

Felicidades! And now People writers— for any other article you now write about Rosario Dawson’s daughter, PLEASE just refer to her as Dawson’s daughter. I reallly do not understand why your writers continually label certain celebrities’ children as “her adopted daughter” or “his adopted son” when you never write “her biological child” referring to other kids. After this birth announcement, you can now just saw Dawson’s daughter. No qualifier needed.

Jill on

Totally agree with previous commentator. She should be referred to as Rosario’s daughter. Not “adopted”

Jay on

I love her comment about wanting the people she loves to know each other! I’d give anything for my kids to have met their great grandparents, I think about what it would’ve been like if I had them earlier so that they could’ve known each other.

Marky on

I agree that her daughter should be referred to as her daughter. As a parent of both biological children and adopted children, I just get irritated to the max that articles constantly do that. The parent of that child doesn’t look at their child primarily as “adopted”, but rather as their child. I have never minded answering questions about adoption, nor is it a subject we don’t discuss, but it’s not okay to constantly put an adjective on the child when you wouldn’t do that with a bio child. It isn’t pleasant for the child, either because the child wonders why the big production.

Alexis on

Page Six also reported the girl is 12-why did People leave that out? Congrats to the new family!

Anonymous on

Alexis- Probably because they couldn’t confirm it. Page Six is not exactly the most reliable source in the world. 😉

Anyway, congrats to her!

charlotte on

Fantastic news. My husband and I adopted our son 10 years ago at age 3. Best thing I ever did with my life was to become his mother!