Happy Birthday Oscar Jackman!

May 15, 2007 at 3:39 pm 11 comments

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Oscar Maximillian Jackman was born on May 15 2000, and adopted by his parents, actors, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness later that month.

Sibling: Oscar has one sister, Ava Jackman, 1 1/2.

Name meaning:
Oscar – Spear of the gods
Maximillian – The Greatest

Hugh has shared some stories about Oscar:

The couple were “present at his [Oscar's] birth and his biological mother even came to live with them for a time.”

The couple originally planned to have biological children and then adopt, but that didn’t quite go to plan;

“We still wanted to adopt. That was our plan: we’ll have two and we’ll adopt one. Anyway we didn’t have children. We tried and that was tough. But the moment Oscar arrived, it just felt like he was always meant to come that way. I forget he’s adopted; he’s just my son.”

Hugh also helped Oscar settle into school;

“My boy has just started school. I dropped him off and watched him. He walked into the playground. He looked around, and I could see that no one was running to him, and so he just walked over to the swings and started swinging on his own. So I went in and said ‘Hey, let’s play a game!’”


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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lorraine  |  December 7, 2008 at 4:27 am

    the dark side of oscars “adoption”. oscar biological mother committed suicide in 2006. her father stated she was unable to cope with the separation from oscar not helped by seeing his photos in magazines. she was of cherokee indian decent, lets hope the jackmans have learnt from the film australia and the stolen generation issue, they can never give him his identity or culture.

  • 2. Melissa  |  January 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I just found out that my friends sister was oscar’s biological mother. It was sad to find out, but thats how it is. I was just with her sister yesterday, and she talked about it. But that is all I will say. I am glad that he is having a good life and being well taken care of.

  • 3. Alec  |  May 5, 2009 at 10:33 am

    It’s sad that the birth mother couldn’t cope with seeing Oscar’s happiness. Clearly, if she couldn’t cope with seeing him happy, then she wouldn’t have been a good parent.

    If she didn’t want anyone else to have Oscar then she should have had an abortion. That child has a mother and father who loves him. When you truly love someone you should want the best for them. I was reading about Madonna trying to adopt another child from Malawi. The little girl is growing up in a poor orphanage, while her father lives seperately in a mud and straw house and is a farmer. Now that this little girl is going to be adopted, he is now saying he is going to take care of her. But he put the little girl in the orphage when the mothe died. It’s shameful, that he is thinking about himself and his own ego, over his daughter, who he is not even raising. It’s SELFISHNESS.

    There is a difference between being taken away like the lost generation and American slaves, versus adopting children that were given to orphanages by their fathers, or given up by mothers because they couldn’t care for them. I’ve seen how children suffer when raised in poverty by women with no income and no husband. I have seen the atroseties that happen to children when their fathers don’t take of them emotionally, and only provide a roof. It’s tragic. Thank god, Oscar was adopted by a family that dotes over him, looks after is well being.

    We must morn the dead and celebrate the living. He has a chance at a great life. I’m sure the birth mother recognized that. I suspect her dealth was not the result of seeing Oscar, the result of many lifes regrets from many bad decisions that caused depression and hopelessness. Hell, I’d bet her greatest accomplishment was Oscar. I don’t beleive there is a dark side to his adoption. Clearly it’s a bright and should be celebrated, that his birth mother gavie him a mother and father that loves him and cares for him. The Jackman’s look as if they truly appreciate the gift his birth mother gave them; by her allowing them to adopt Oscar. Clearly she gave Oscar a gift of a great life. Because to me, a life of poverty, and illigitimacy is not a gift but a burdon for her and Oscar. She lifted that vail by make him a Jackman. If were in that same situation, I would do the same thing.

    • 4. Hitlahs Bride  |  January 3, 2014 at 1:46 am

      Have you experienced, having your newborn baby stolen from your arm’s.
      Lot’s of natural parents, commit suicide.
      After their newborn baby is stolen.

      She would have been suffering tremendous emotional trauma,
      After her son was stolen.
      And the having Deborah and Hugh.
      Parade around and pretend to be happy.

      So her trauma and suffering would have been great.

    • 5. Vicki stuart  |  March 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      There is a very dark side to adoption. A very dark ugly side. And jackman and his wife are typical selfish adoptive parents who thinks it’s Ok to steal someone’s baby.

  • 6. Gail Gardner  |  August 14, 2010 at 9:22 am

    What a great family, people can be so negative and that to me is poison, keep up all your good work the Jackman family, and you are teaching your beautiful children to care and love and think of others.

    I am interested to know after reading “Oscar’s” great effort with three wells in Ethiopia, is Oscar fund raising for wells in Vietnam, as I have recently returned and they are desperate, if so can you forward information to me. Love to you all.

    • 7. Hitlahs Bride  |  January 3, 2014 at 1:40 am

      The thing you are forgetting is.
      Neither child …
      Is Deborah or Hugh Jackman’s
      The purchase of a child the has been, stolen from their natural parents,
      Doesn’t mean, you are parents.
      To be a parent, you need to give birth.
      NOT BUY A BABY !!

  • [...] felt like he was always meant to come that way. I forget he?s adopted; he?s just my son.? – Hugh on [...]

  • 9. Hitlahs Bride  |  January 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Return the children to their Natural Parents.
    You Dont Steal Children !!
    YOU GIVE BIRTH Your self.
    Deborah and Hugh Jackass.
    Support Child Theft, and

  • 10. allen993  |  May 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I Cannot Believe Today Is Hugh Jackman’s Son’s Birthday And I Am
    Surprised And Excited That Oscar Is Turning 14 Today And I’m Prou
    d Of Our Birthday Boy Oscar And I Am Making His Dream Come Tru
    e And His Dad Hugh Is Happy For His Little Boy Growing Up And Fi
    nding A Good Peaceful Future As His Dream Come True!

    PS Happy Birthday, Oscar!!! I Pray That The Boy Will Become A
    Man Someday In The Distant Future For God’s Plan To Be F
    ufilled And Giving Oscar Hugh’s 14 Year Old Son A Nice Ble

  • 11. allen993  |  July 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Happy 9th Birthday, Miss Ava!!! You Are Our Special Girl! May God
    Always Fulfill Your Plans For The Future?


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