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Charlize Theron Calls Adoption Process 'Lowest Points' Of Her Life

Charlize theron says adoption lowest point elle interview
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Apr. 12 2018, Updated 2:02 p.m. ET

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Charlize Theron opened up to Elle about adopting her two childrenAugust and Jackson. She called the experience some of the "lowest points" of her life. Click through for more details.

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*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron and little August get some shopping done!
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The Oscar winner said that her twenties were "everything" she wanted them to be. "I had a partner," she dished. "He was an adventurer, and I was an adventurer. We would pack backpacks, go to a country for five weeks, climb mountains, stay in people’s homes. I partied. I did it all. We didn’t have a care in the world."

*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron and little August get some shopping done!
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But once the relationship was over, Charlize realized that she wanted to be a mom more than anything.

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*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron and little August get some shopping done!
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"I had a strong need to be a mom," she said. "It was all-consuming. I didn’t need to travel or go out constantly or drink anymore. But I struggled mentally through the adoption process."

*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron enjoys a Menchie’s frozen yogurt with son Jackson
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"Some of the lowest points in my life were dealing with the first time I filed; it really took an emotional toll," Charlize admitted.  "There were many situations that didn’t work out, and you’d get attached and have all your hopes up and then just get crushed. So I was in a different mind space. I had different needs."

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*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron enjoys a Menchie’s frozen yogurt with son Jackson
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But she made it through and now has two happy children. She adopted August in 2015 and Jackson in 2012.

*EXCLUSIVE* Charlize Theron has a family fun day at the Pier
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