Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow recently became a mom for the second time when she adopted five-month-old Levi James. Sheryl’s elder son, Wyatt, entered her life three years ago when she adopted him during her recovery from breast cancer.
In a meeting with the Guardian, the mom-of-two discussed her feelings on pregnancy, adoption and motherhood.
I would have loved to have gone through the whole experience of pregnancy myself – and it’s not impossible that that couldn’t happen still – but I didn’t feel like I needed to bring another kid into the world just to satisfy my own needs to become a mom when there were already so many kids in the world that needed one.”
During the adoption process, Sheryl had no specific requirements with regards to the child. She always felt that the right one for her would arrive.
I said I would take whichever baby I was supposed to have. My philosophy was that souls find each other; you don’t end up with the wrong child.”
She did, however, want the process to be “closed” which means that the birth parents receive no information about the adoptive family. “It would be extremely hard for a mother to watch the child she gave away grow up in the magazines,” Sheryl said.