May 20, 2010 11:00 AM

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

When Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley welcomed Naleigh last September, the couple explained that they were able to adopt their daughter faster because of her special needs.

Revealed to be a congenital heart defect, it was repaired with open heart surgery before the baby girl left Korea.

“Her heart is 100 percent fine now. She has a scar, so she won’t be wearing bikinis, which is fine by us,” the Killers actress, 31, tells Harper’s Bazaar in their June cover story.

“A lot of children don’t find forever homes because they’re on that special-needs list, even if it’s because of something as simple as her mother smoked cigarettes for a month, not knowing she was pregnant. That’s not so huge that you couldn’t handle it.”

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

On a lighter note, the former Grey’s Anatomy star says that something as simple as dressing her now 18-month-old baby girl can be daunting.

“Dude, I try, but I’m not nailing the baby fashion. It’s intimidating,” she laughs.

“I get beautiful outfits from Gap and baby Juicy, but I’m not layering it or putting her in Prada flats. It’s really stressing me out.”

It’s clear that motherhood has taken center stage in Heigl’s life — even at the expense of romance.

“If parent time interferes with sexy time, that’s that,” she said, referring to a recent incident when Naleigh spit up all over her lingerie.

“Now it’s time to reevaluate and grow up … enough with the drama.”

— Suzanne Zuckerman

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