Britton Adopts Son

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November 16, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Actress Connie Britton is a new mother after adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia.
The Friday Night Lights star brought nine-month-old Yoby – a nickname for his given name Eyob – to the US from Africa earlier this month.

Britton began the adoption process three years ago, and she insists her hard work paid off as soon as she met her son.

She tells, “It was such a wonderful moment of completion. I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear. I am thanking my lucky stars every day.”