Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth – who was adopted as an infant – is speaking out about foster care and domestic adoption. The Glee star opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, her hopes to adopt a child one day and her best advice for people considering this option.
I’m now 42 and the thought of adopting crosses my mind a lot,” Kristin tells us. “I keep hoping I’ll get married, because I’d like to do it with a mate. However, if that day never comes, I would adopt in a heartbeat on my own. I would adopt domestically. There are children in need here in the U.S.,” the Emmy Award-winning actress adds.
“This is an issue where everyone has to follow their heart,” Kristin says. She goes on to share her own story of adoption, calling it a “miracle.”
I was one week old when I was adopted,” she tells us. “Lucky me! But actually, I was supposed to go to another family. They found out they were in fact pregnant right before my birth. So I believe God placed me with exactly the family I was supposed to be with. Miracle!”
The Tony Award-winner also talks about teaming up with the Dave Thomas Foundation. “I partnered with Wendy’s because I love what they do for kids who need to be adopted here in the U.S.,” she says. “The Dave Thomas Foundation has given so much to children in need of homes and foster care. This is my second year [taking part in the Father’s Day Frosty Weekend -- where .50 cents from every Frosty sold went to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption]. You can learn more at Facebook.”
Does she have any advice for people who might be interested in the adoption process?
If you know it’s right, just go for it,” she encourages. “All a child needs is unconditional love. That’s it. Someone to say, ‘Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite. I love you.’ “
What’s up next for the blonde beauty? “My new album comes out September 13 and I am in a new ABC comedy called Good Christian Belles,” she says. “Very excited and busy – no complaints,” she adds with a smile.