She added that the process was "incredibly hard" and that, "People don’t know about it because it’s a difficult thing to talk about."
She elaborated on how she also had to help her children process the trauma from their pasts, particularly Laila's, telling the hosts that she'd sometimes find her daughter hiding in the closet fully clothed, prepared to leave at any given time.
"She’s always telling me she’s leaving," Bullock explained.
"Sometimes it was hilarious, because she was just all power and she says, 'I’m leaving you' and I was like, 'Okay, well, I’m going to be right behind you. So just know you can leave, but I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere.'"
The actor also spoke of her children's skin colour, both of whom are black. She explained that she tries to talk to her children about systemic racism, which is something that continues to distress her.
"To say that I wish our skins matched, sometimes I do," the actor admitted. "Because then it would be easier on how people approach us. And I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin being her babies or a white woman with white babies."
Willow chimed in: "It's the mother-child dynamic. There is no colour."
To which Bullock replied: "Maybe one day that will go away. Maybe one day we will be able to see with different eyes."
The Blind Side star also discussed how she's battled some of her personal demons in response to some of the confronting events she's experienced over the years, including a break-in at her house and being bitten by a poisonous spider.
The events led her to a dark place, telling Jada and Willow she had thought: "If I don't pull it together, I'm gonna die."
But ultimately, her children gave her the strength to pull through.
"It was my children who showed me that unless I pull it together right now, I'm not gonna be around to have the moments that I want to have," she explained, adding: "I learned to ask for help, I'm not good at asking for help, it's not how I was raised. I had to ask for help. I'm still not great at it, but I'm getting better."