Ellen Pompeo appeared on The View today to talk about adoption and how she was the driving force behind her Grey’s Anatomy character decision to do so. Meredith and Derek chose to adopt a baby from Africa, and Pompeo wanted the story told in the best and most effective way possible.
“We really have to tell this story right. We have to be strong, we have to show hope,” Pompeo explained to the ladies. “We have to offer something to people who are relating to this… There’s got to be a strength brought to the issue.” When asked if she’s received any negative reactions to white families adopting black children, Pompeo said, “No one can say anything to me because I had a baby of color.”
Pompeo and hubby Chris Ivery toted their one-year-old tot Stella Luna around New York City today, according to the Daily Mail. She and the little girl shared a few moments together as they walked down the street, with Stella holding tight to a stuffed monkey.