Actress Sharon Stone refuses to hide her two children's adoption from them, and will tell baby son LAIRD as soon as he is old enough to understand.

Stone adopted five-year-old son ROAN with ex-husband Phil Bronstein, and went on to add to her brood, last May (05), after their divorce.

The Basic Instinct actress insists adopted parents have a deeper connection with their children than biological parents.

She says, "Roan already knows he's adopted and Laird will learn as soon as he's able to comprehend it. I have a bunch of friends who also have adopted children. And we jokingly refer to all the poor mothers who just have birth children - they don't know what it really means to have a child pick you and you pick them. There's kind of cosmic intensity about it. Our kids look so much more like us than birth children look like their parents."