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Kristin Chenoweth: Adoption is a 'blessing'

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Kristin Chenoweth: Adoption is a 'blessing'

Kristin Chenoweth thinks adoption is a "full-circle blessing".

The 'Boy Next Door' actress was adopted as a young girl and is glad her birth mother gave her a "better life".

She shared: "I've always known that I was adopted. It was never a secret or held from me. I knew that my birth mother loved me so much that she wanted to give me a better life. And my parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, were looking to adopt a baby and found me - literally less than one week after I was born.

"Growing up, my parents explained my adoption by telling me, 'We chose you.' It was a wonderful way to put it to an adopted child. And I think it's true. An adoption is a full-circle blessing."

The 47-year-old actress and singer also admitted she would consider adopting herself if she was to ever have a baby but is content being a mentor to her young fans at the moment.

Writing about adoption for WhoSay, she added: "In fact, I've always felt this deep desire: that if I were to have a baby, I would adopt. That's the way I would do it, 100%.

"But I have a lot of kids in my life who I love and mentor. So, in a way, I feel like I've done it, even though I don't have a child who lives with me."