Katherine Heigl, who adopted a 9-month-old baby girl from South Korea in 2009, has revealed that she couldn't spend time with the child due to work, noting that she "never saw" her growing up.

The 44-year-old actress, who is popularly known for portraying Dr. Izzie Stevens in the hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy" from 2005 to 2010, appeared on "The View" Monday and opened up about her first adopted daughter, Naleigh.

"I never saw that baby," Heigl said on the talk show. "I was at work with three triplets who were playing my goddaughter, and I spent more time with them than I did with my new daughter."

The actress further explained, "I was always afraid that I had missed that opportunity to really bond with her and that she didn't love me — in that moment."

Heigl shared that when she was becoming a "new mother," she thought that she could handle everything at once. "You know, they've told us we can have it all. We can have careers and have families and it's all gonna be great," she said. "It's all gonna work out."

Heigl welcomed Naleigh with her husband, singer Josh Kelley, in 2009. The couple adopted another baby girl, Adalaide, in 2012. The actress then gave birth to a baby boy named Joshua Bishop in 2017.

On the work front, Heigl made her acting debut in the 1992 movie "That Night." She went on to work on films like "100 Girls," "Valentine" and "Bride of Chucky."

From feature movies, she transitioned into television and starred in several series including "The Twilight Zone" and "Roswell." However, she rose to fame with "Grey's Anatomy," which premiered in 2005. The success of the series led to various spin-offs including "Station 19," "Grey's Anatomy: B-Team" and "Private Practice."

Heigl will be next seen in the series "Woodhull," where she will portray the titular role of Victoria Woodhull, an American author who ran for president in the United States in 1972. The show is currently under pre-production.

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Katherine Heigl auditioned for a major role on “Dawson’s Creek.” She is pictured at the “Unforgettable” premiere in Hollywood, California, on April 18, 2017. Richard Shotwell/AFP/Getty Images