In a recent interview on Sirius XM’s “The Morning Mashup” pop star, Sia announced to the world that she is the proud adoptive parent to two teenage boys who were aging out of the foster care system.
The 44-year-old shared that she adopted the two boys, who are now both 19, last year, but that she hasn’t yet spoken publicly about her decision to become a mom.
“I actually adopted two sons last year. They were both 18— they’re both 19 years old now,” she shared. “They were aging out of the foster care system. Yeah, and I love them.”
According to recent data from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, 17,844 teenagers aged out of the US foster care system, a full 7% of the young people in the program. The coalition’s research shows that young adults who age out of the system before they are adopted grow into adults without optimal emotional and financial support.
The Chandelier singer tweeted: ‘Hey dasani from “FOSTER” on @hbo! I’d like to adopt you we’re just trying to find you and get my house check done etc. but I want you to know you will have a home with me’.
Sia has not shared the names of her adopted sons.
Now, she says her family is in self-isolation during the coronavirus lockdown. Sia admitted her sons are having a tough time adjusting to life during the pandemic. But hey, who isn’t?
“They are both finding it pretty difficult, one more so than the other,” she said. “But they’re both doing things that are really good for them right now, that are like really helpful…They’re really doing a lot of educational stuff that’s good for them,” she added.