Why Connie Britton Choose To Adopt As A Single Woman
When Connie Britton decided that she wanted a family, and she needed it now, she knew that some people might look down on her choice. The 45-year-old star of the hit show Nashville decided in 2011 that she would adopt a baby. Her reason? She says, “I lost both of my parents within three years of each other and I kind of thought, ‘What am I waiting for?’” She went on to tell the hosts of The View, “The man will come and if I want to have my own kids I can do that, but I [knew] this was something I [wanted] to do.”
When choosing where she would adopt a child from, she also did not have any problems. Britton was scheduled to do a documentary on Africa’s orphan crisis, and the film opened up her eyes to the plight of these children. She decided without delay that her child would come from Ethiopia, explaining, “It was something I knew I always wanted to do — adopt from there.” Britton brought home Yoby last year and has seen the ways a baby can change your life ever since. She enjoys motherhood and has no problem being a single mother by choice.
I applaud Britton for taking the step to adopt a child when she realized she might not have the time to go about it in a traditional way. Though, as I have said before, I wish more celebrities would adopt domestically to shed light on the number of foster children we have in our country, I have no issues with single women adopting babies. I would never judge a woman for wanting to experience the amazing joy and elation that comes along with motherhood. I also see the reason for her wanting to adopt a child from an area where she has seen the devastating conditions first hand. Growing up we had family friends who did yearly trips to third-world countries with Operation Smile, an organization that helps children with birth deformities by performing reconstructive surgeries. This family of seven boys decided after one trip that they would adopt twin girls from Romania. It was such an amazing experience to see the conditions that these girls lived in and then to see them grow up in a loving home, complete with a ready-made family.
Would you ever adopt as a single parent?
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