Trilby Beresford
Updated January 12, 2017
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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.

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.”

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.