For this week's notable adoptee, I'm going a little bit country.
Academy of Country Music award winner, Faith Hill was adopted when she was a few days old. She was adopted into a loving and positive home. Her parents had two sons and wanted a daughter. Faith had always know that she was adopted, but had a longing to connect with her birth parents.
Faith's birth parents were unmarried and were unable to care for a child at the time. Her birth parents eventually did marry and had a son. Meeting her birth mother gave her the connection and closure that she needed. "Having been adopted, I really have a strong sense - a necessity almost - for stability - a foundation where my family is concerned. Success would be meaningless without anyone to share it with."
Faith is married to country music superstar, Tim McGraw and has three daughters. She has been has been honored by the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards. The couple was honored in March 2011 for their charity work with the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award.
Now that Thanksgiving is here, you might be in the mood for a little Christmas music. Check out Faith Hill's Christmas album Joy To The World.
Researching these notable adoptees has given me confidence that I will be able to raise a wonderful, well-rounded child. Happy Thanksgiving my friends. I am so thankful that you are in my life.