'When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,' she told the publication, which comes out on Friday.
In new family photos featured in PEOPLE, taken by L.A. photographer Bryan Randall, whom Bullock has been dating, the star — who hopes to shine a light on the 415,129 children currently in foster care in the U.S. — reveals the playful dynamic she shares with her two children.
“My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding,” she says. “That’s a family.”
To learn more about adoption and fostering in the U.S., go to adoptuskids.org and kids-alliance.org.