Shonda Rhimes Adopts A Baby Girl

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Following in the footsteps of her Grey's Anatomy creations, Shonda Rhimes reveals that she recently added a daughter to her happy family via domestic adoption.

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In February Rhimes welcomed baby Emerson Pearl to her home, telling US Weekly that despite weaving adoption themes into her work over the years, the arrival of her little one was a secret shocked many cast and crew members at her hit shows, Scandal, Grey's, and Private Practice.

"I've been writing adoption into story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans," says Rhimes. "I think the response was 'oh my goodness' from a lot of people."

Emerson will make Rhimes' first adopted daughter, Harper, a big sister.