By peoplestaff225
Updated May 26, 2009 01:00 PM

Characterizing herself as an “old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan,” actress Edie Falco is in good company; Her two children Anderson, 4, and Macy, 15 months, are well-versed in the famed folk singers’ music as well. “I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids,” Edie, 45, reveals to PARADE. “All I want for them as they’re falling asleep is to be complete in the knowledge of the love I have for them.” She continues,

Diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after becoming sober was a one-two punch that left Edie reeling, but she says that she emerged from each battle a stronger woman. “You have to learn to get out of your way,” she explains. “It’s like the situation now with my kids. I have lots of friends and, like me, they’re not married.”

Edie goes on to reveal that the decision to adopt was easy. Noting that she’s never been the type of person who felt that having biological children “was that important,” Edie says that instead “it was more about wanting to raise a child.” Her dog Marley — who taught Edie a kind of love she says she’d never known — gave her the motivation to take the plunge. “I have a hard time believing Marley did not come from my body,” Edie says.

Source: PARADE