Sharon Stone covers the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine and opens up for the first time ever about a decade of personal struggle, from the brain hemorrhage that nearly killed her to coping with a miscarriage and losing a custody battle over her now 11-year-old son Roan with ex-husband Phil Bronstein. Read on about how the single mom to two more sons she adopted in infancy ? Laird, 6, and Quinn, 5 ? says the hardships have strengthened her.

On her miscarriage and choosing to adopt: ?The last time I lost the baby. I went into 36 hours of labor. While we were at the hospital, our adoption attorney called. I thought, ?This is such a godsend. This is so right,” she says. “I always thought I would adopt. Even when I was young, I used to look up how to adopt.?

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