Hollywood star Sandra Bullock has revealed that Hurricane Katrina convinced her to adopt children.
The 53-year-old actress has two adopted children - Louis, eight, and Laila, five - and Sandra has admitted that it wasn't until the deadly tropical storm struck the US in 2005 that she became convinced parenthood was her destiny.
A teary-eyed Sandra - whose son was born in New Orleans, which was devastated by the natural disaster - explained: "I did think, 'Maybe not.' Then [Hurricane] Katrina happened. I'm going to cry ... Katrina happened in New Orleans and something told me, 'My child is there.' It was weird."
Despite her initial doubts about becoming a parent, Sandra - whose divorce from Jesse James was finalised in 2010 - immediately felt comfortable with her child in her arms.
Speaking to the 'Today' show, the Hollywood actress recalled: "I looked at him like, 'Oh, there you are.' It was like he had always been there.