Meg Ryan Adopts a Girl

01/25/2006 at 01:30 PM EST

Meg Ryan Adopts a Girl
Meg Ryan
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Meg Ryan is a new mom. Months after applying to adopt a child in China, Ryan, 44, flew there recently to bring her baby daughter home to L.A., PEOPLE reports.

No word yet on the age or name of the tot, who will join 13-year-old Jack Henry, Ryan’s son with her ex-husband, actor Dennis Quaid, 51.

"It is a personal family situation that she does not feel inclined to share," says Ryan's rep.

Says David Ptasnik, cofounder of the Seattle-based agency Americans Adopting Orphans, which has helped more than 600 families adopt, primarily from China: "I think it's great. It lets people know that international adoptions are possible and that it's culturally acceptable. It's going to help a lot of kids."

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Ptasnik notes that China, with a large number of healthy children and the relative ease in adopting them, is a popular place for U.S. adoptions. While in China, Ryan met with the U.S. consulate.

The actress will also continue to be a working mother: She is developing a Sylvia Plath biopic, has been publishing her photographs in magazines and, after a two-year absence, will return to the big screen later this year in the romantic comedy In the Land of Women.

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