Kristin Chenoweth‘s honesty is so beautiful!
For those who don’t know, Lion tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, a little boy born in India who was adopted by a family in Australia after he became separated from his brother at a local train station in Khandwa. Twenty-five years later, Brierley was able to reunite with his birth family after locating his hometown through Google Earth satellite images.
According to the singer, the tale reinforces the beauty of adoption while also deftly addressing the issues adopted kids can go through.
The Broadway star explained:
“As I’ve grown, I’ve watched the conversation and perceptions about adopted kids and families shift, but nothing has quite captured the truth, both the good and the ugly, of adoption like the film “LION.” It’s an honest look at adoption and the not uncommon feelings surrounding identity that come up for many people. Without getting on a soapbox, the film stands up to some commonly held misperceptions about adoption, the stigma many families deal with and supports the often life changing impact it can have. When it comes down to it, “LION” is a story of love and family, and the idea that we are shaped by both our environment and our DNA.”
Well said, girl!
Speaking on her own journey of adoption, Chenoweth revealed:
“It’s hardly a secret that I was adopted as a baby and quite frankly, there’s absolutely no reason it should be… 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.”
How sweet. It’s clear the celeb is loved on so many levels.
The 48-year-old added:
“Not everyone can say that, but I count myself lucky to have a birth mother who loved me enough to know she wasn’t ready to be a mom. 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. Adopted children were not abandoned, we were chosen. That is one of the core messages of “LION,” serving as a beautiful reminder that love knows no boundaries.”
True that, Kristin! Love absolutely knows no boundaries!
So, can you relate to the entertainer’s experiences?
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