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Adoption 'terrifying' for Davis

Kristin Davis has revealed that she felt petrified when she held her adopted daughter for the first time - in case she had to give her back.

The Sex And The City star admitted she had mixed emotions as she welcomed Gemma Rose last summer.

"It is terrifying, partly because with adoption you always know there's the chance that it won't work. So you're on pins and needles," she told American host Anderson Cooper on his show.

The 47-year-old explained: "They tell you that when it first comes, you should think of it as babysitting in case the birth mum changes her mind. So you're trying to think that you're a babysitter but that's kind of impossible!"

Kristin, whose Sex And The City alter-ego Charlotte also adopted a baby girl, admitted the process wasn't easy.

"I had always thought in the back of my head that I would adopt - that it was a possibility. So I started the process... but it's quite confusing. There are all these different rules and if you're single it's harder," she recalled.

The actress, who described her daughter as "beautiful and healthy", said she can't stop worrying about the new addition.

"When I first got her I would sleep with her on my chest, because when you adopt you're very concerned about bonding," she said.

"You're not supposed to have comforters or anything around, because they could suffocate. Every night I would have these nightmares that she's under the comforter. I still - seven months later - have that."

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