Kristin Chenoweth opened up about being adopted, and we love what she had to say
Reinforcing the fact that she always keeps it real, actress Kristin Chenoweth wrote an op-ed about adoption for The Huffington Post, sharing her own story about being adopted as a baby. Although Chenoweth recognizes that every adopted child struggles with their identity at some point, her overall perspective on her adoption is remarkably positive, and we’re so glad she’s opening up about such an important (yet, sometimes, hard to talk about) topic.
"I can honestly say being adopted was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It was never something that was hidden from me and it is not something I have ever been ashamed of. I recognize how fortunate I am to have parents who love and support me unconditionally. The fact that they are not my biological parents does not change the fact that they are simply, my parents," she wrote.
She goes on to talk about the film Lion, which tells the true story of an Australian boy adopted from India who tries to find his biological family through Google Earth. In her opinion, Lion is very effective in capturing the different emotions of adopted children and families.
Chenoweth emphasizes that one of the key messages in the film is that, “adopted children were not abandoned, we were chosen.”
"I’m lucky that I have wonderful parents who chose me. I often say adoption is a full-circle blessing and I truly believe it."
We just love Chenoweth’s positive attitude about her own adoption, and it’s a great reminder that family comes in all shapes and sizes.