Grammy-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle says in a new interview that she has a heart for adoption and has made an “adoption pact” with her friends, pledging to adopt at least one child in the future due to the abundance of children in need.
The two-time Grammy winner made the comments to People ahead of her appearance on Dec. 22 on CBS’ A Home for the Holidays, an annual celebration of adoption stories. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption sponsors it. This year marks the Christmas special’s 25th anniversary. Other performers include CeCe Winans, Gavin DeGraw, Katharine McPhee, David Foster, and Pentatonix.
“I’ve seen some children’s stories that haven’t turned out the best,” she told People. “I’ve seen children get turned back into the hands of their predators. I’ve watched it in my own family’s story. When people ask me, ‘If you could do anything with your career,’ I always say I want to rewrite [legislation] for children in this country.”
Daigle said she wants to adopt in the future.
“I tell my friends all the time, ‘Why don’t we all just say we’ll adopt at least one kid and just see where that goes?’” she said. “I feel like if we all can do it together as a sisterhood, then we’ll be able to support each other.”
She added, “It’s like an adoption pact. I tell them I might adopt more children than I have biologically.”
Only a few people in her group of friends are married, she said.
“A lot of us are very much single and in our thirties. I’m like, ‘By 40, let’s go ahead and just adopt some kids. Why not?’’”
Daigle recently was impacted by an adoption story at one of her concerts.
“The other day, I had an opportunity where this little girl jumped on stage with me to dance,” she said. “I remember seeing the joy like she was dancing from a different place. God prompted me to say, ‘Is there anything you want to share with the crowd?’ And she goes, ‘I was just adopted!’ I was overwhelmed. The crowd just erupted, and she erupted in tears.”
A Home for the Holidays airs on CBS on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.