Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pamela Anderson's Orphan Love

Pamela Anderson has vowed to return to a Russian orphanage after falling "in love" with the children.

The actress who was in Russia to co-host the MTV Russia Film Awards last week - said visiting the "inspiring" orphans was the highlight of the trip and really "opened her eyes".

The former 'Baywatch' star wrote on her official website "I especially loved visiting an orphanage outside of Moscow. It was really eye opening - sad but inspiring to see these kids happy despite having nothing - really nothing, including parents.

"I'm going back to visit - I'm in love with them and their spirits."

The 39-year-old - who has two sons, Brandon, 10, and Dylan, nine - also spent time learning about the Russian adoption system.

She noted: "It's very difficult to adopt from Russia unless you are Russian or living in Russia. It's not common in their culture, and they do not have a foster care system".

was touched by the orphans' "heart-wrenching" stories and is hopeful for their future.

She added: "Their stories are heart-wrenching, but when you put your arms around these kids and kiss them - play games with them and listen to them sing and laugh - it really makes you reach inside - know how blessed we are - and know how much of a blessing it is that we can brighten a child's day.

"I have hope for them, they will survive, and I hope as this transition still occurs throughout Russia that they are given a chance."