Best TV Mom Mandy Moore Might Adopt in Real Life

by SheKnows
Oct 9, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. ET
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Confession time: This Is Us has gotten under the skin of a lot of people who either love it or hate it. (I, for one, don't watch it without a box of tissues and emotionally satisfying snacks at the ready.) Now, it seems like all those tear-jerking plotlines may even be influencing one of the show's stars, Mandy Moore. The actor revealed recently that she and her fiancé, Taylor Goldsmith, are thinking about adoption.

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Moore spoke with Extra about the show — and her family plans — at an event on Sunday for The Rape Foundation. Adoption is central to the This is Us plot, and Moore says it's also very much on her mind as she and her partner contemplate starting a family. "It’s funny," she explained, "because it is something the show obviously really taps into, it's something my guy and I have talked a lot about. Perhaps that's going to be a part of our life at some point."

Moore added, “Honestly, both of us individually, it’s something we had thought about before finding each other." True story: In 2013, Moore told Life & Style magazine that she was open to having children of her own (with then-husband Ryan Adams), but said she'd "like to adopt as well... There are many children out there that need a nice loving home and future."

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On Sept. 23, Moore posted a sweet picture of her engagement party posse:


We're hoping Moore will eventually adopt with Goldsmith and put all that beautiful-yet-flawed TV mothering knowledge to use in real life. And Mandy: bonus points if you name your adopted kid after his biological dad's favorite poet.