Charlize Adopts Baby Boy Jackson is first child for Theron By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 14, 2012 12:57 PM CDT 3 comments Comments In this Dec. 9, 2011 file photo, actress Charlize Theron poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file) (Newser) – Charlize Theron is a new mom after adopting a baby, Us reports. "Charlize Theron has adopted a child. She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," says a rep for the actress. A source close to the never-married Theron says Jackson is African American and was born in the US. "She has always wanted to be a mom," the source says. "She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom."