Kristin Chenoweth On Adoption: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If That Is In My Future’
First Published: January 19, 2010 5:08 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Adoption is a topic close to Kristin Chenoweth’s heart. Adopted as a child, it’s something the actress is now considering herself as a way to not only expand her family, but to help a child in need.
“If I can’t have kids of my own someday, I will adopt. Haiti maybe. I mean c’mon! This is killing me people,” she posted on her Twitter page on Monday. “I wish I could adopt. I’ve thought long and hard. And I may still. I was adopted myself, so….”
And in a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush for Access and “The Billy Bush Show,” Kristin – who has also teamed up with the Oscar Mayer Good Mood Mission, who is helping supply food to the Feeding America organization — talked about how the tragedy in Haiti had brought adoption to the forefront of her thoughts.
“I had to host the ‘Critics Choice Movie Awards’ on Friday night and of course, we were just fresh off of what had just happened [in Haiti],” she told Billy. “I have been able to think of nothing else. I don’t have a husband, but I just can’t watch the television. Last night, I was watching it and I was thinking that there are so many kids now that are like that. They have no parents, they don’t even know what has just happened to them.
“It is certainly something that I am thinking about and praying about. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is in my future,” she continued. “If we can use celebrity at all in a good way, this is the time to do it.”
Kristin will next be seen as the guest judge on Wednesday night’s episode of “American Idol.”
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