By peoplestaff225
Updated January 11, 2009 06:00 PM

Welcoming her now 5-year-old son William Atticus in 2004 was a “massive” moment for actress Mary-Louise Parker, but it in no way overshadowed the moment she welcomed 2-year-old daughter Caroline ‘Ash’ Aberash in 2007. The 44-year-old actress says her dreams of adopting a child were firmly established while she was still just a child, herself. “I remember being little and asking my parents if we could adopt,” Mary-Louise explains to Gotham magazine. “I just always was attracted to the idea, and I love what it says and I love what it means. ”

William is Mary-Louise’s son with ex-boyfriend Billy Crudup.

Source: Gotham