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Actress Rosario Dawson is a new mom! It’s been revealed that she adopted a 12-year-old girl in October. How awesome!

“She’s always been family oriented and knew that she wanted to raise a child,” an insider tells Us. “She wants to have a relationship with her daughter like she has with her mother.”

Dawson, 35, who was adopted by her own father, has been vocal about wanting to adopt in the past. In 2008, she told Latina magazine, “I always wanted to adopt kids cause my dad adopted me.” “That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I’ve been thinking about it more.”

“My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they’re getting older,” she explained. “It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going ‘Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her.’ That makes me sad cause it would be a waste to not have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it.”

The Trance star, who split from director Danny Boyle last year, said that not knowing her biological dad hasn’t bothered her. “My [adopted] dad started dating my mom when she was eight months pregnant with me,” she told the magazine. “He was beautiful. I wanted to be him. I love my father, he is amazing to me. I was daddy’s little girl growing up.”

Dawson will appear on the big screen next in Chris Rock’s Top Five, opening in theaters on Dec. 12.

Page Six was first to report the story.

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