Sandra Bullock's son is treated like a "crown prince" by her family.

The Oscar-winning actress adopted seven-month-old Louis in January and says everyone was thrilled he was a little boy because she has so few male relatives.

She said: "I didn't think it would be a boy. We don't have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So, he's like the crown prince. You know, it's nothing but girls in our family. My cousin in Germany has one son. Can you imagine how miserable our father is? I mean, every pet was female. But it was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken."

The 46-year-old beauty - who started the adoption process with ex-husband Jesse James but eventually applied as a single parent after they separated following allegations he cheated on her with a string of women - believes she was destined to have a child and didn't care how it happened.

She said: "I think, everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out. We had always said that it didn't matter where the child came from. If they had issues that were medical issues, we didn't care. It's like the child that needed us in the home is the child that's going to be placed."

Sandra is enjoying every moment of parenthood and admits she was extremely relieved when the adoption was finalised.

She added in an interview with 'Today Show' host Matt Lauer: "He's from New Orleans, he's a little Cajun cookie. It felt so rich. it felt like it was time, you know. I wanted to do everything exactly the same way everyone else did.

"And, it was. he was always mine, you know. It wasn't like I felt like someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, I think you're a fit parent."