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Shonda Rhimes, 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' Creator, Adopts Baby Girl

Posted: 04/ 5/2012 2:36 pm Updated: 04/ 5/2012 2:43 pm

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is harnessing her girl power. The "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator has adopted her second child, a baby girl named Emerson Pearl, US Weekly reports.

Rhimes took the magazine inside her new baby's pretty-in-pink nursery, designed by Sandie Bailey and Delores Bond of design firm reVISIONs.

Baby Emerson, who was adopted in February, joins Rhimes' first daughter, Harper, who she adopted in 2002 and who she credits with jumpstarting her career in television.

"Ten years ago in June, when I was in my house with a small, small baby, that's when I started really watching television, that's when I first started to think, "God, all the good stuff is happening in TV," she recently told TVGuide.com.

Rhimes says she's been writing adoption story lines into her shows, which includes ABC's new drama series, "Scandal," starring actress Kerry Washington as a Washington, D.C.-based crisis communications consultant.

"This is a happy time -- I feel so lucky," Rhimes told US Weekly.

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Speaking to the May issue of Vogue UK, the 36-year-old says: "I've always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I've always known I wanted a family," according to the Daily Mail.
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