Friday Night Lights alum Connie Britton may be playing a parent on her newest show, American Horror Story, but now she's also playing that role in real life.
44-year-old Britton has adopted a 9-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia. After a three year long adoption process, the actress's dream of motherhood came true about a week ago, after she returned from the African country with her son Yoby - a nickname for Eyob, his given name.
"I am thanking my lucky stars every day," Britton, 44, tells PEOPLE.
Congratulations to her!