Single mom Sheryl Crow is speaking out against accusations that she only adopted her two sons – Wyatt, 3, and Levi, 2-months – in order to boost her music career.
According to ContactMusic, some online critics claim the 48-year-old singer used the adoptions for publicity purposes and to promote her new albums.
Sheryl, who brought baby Levi home just last month, tells Britain’s You magazine, “I don’t usually read what people blog about me but I’ve read some beautiful things about me and adoption and some hateful things.”
“I think people don’t understand,” she continues. “It’s not like you can go to some outlet and pick up a baby because you’ve got a record to promote.”
An adoptive mother goes through more hoops than those people who thoughtlessly become pregnant. I had about 10 adoptions fall through last year, so there was a real sense of relief when [Levi] was mine. It’s a long process and it’s fraught with uncertainty. Another person is carrying a baby and when that baby finally arrives their feelings may have changed.
The All I Wanna Do songstress opened up to Redbook shortly after welcoming her second son: “I was hoping to adopt a child when Wyatt was 2… but things always work out perfectly. They just do. Generally, when you let go of your vision of how something is supposed to be, the universe hands you exactly what you need.”