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Sheryl Crow Chose Closed Adoptions

By November 16, 2010

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Sheryl Crow, age 48, shared in recent interviews that she requested closed adoptions, where no information about the adoptive family or the children would be shared with birth parents, because she felt that it would have been too tough on birth mothers to see their children grow up in magazines.

So, going through a domestic, closed adoption, Crow left which child she was placed with up to "fate" as she did not specify race or sex. She said that she didn't think it would be possible to be matched to the "wrong child" that she would "take whichever baby she was supposed to have." While Crow is capable of carrying a child, she shared that there were already several children in the world that needed a mom.

Crow's children, Wyatt Steven, 3 1/2, and Levi James, 6 months, are currently on tour with Crow.


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How to Open a Closed Adoption
Why Choose an Open Adoption?
When Is an Open Adoption Not a Good Idea?

November 17, 2010 at 9:45 am
(1) Mara says:

What a bunch of lame excuses to be nauseatingly selfish.

November 17, 2010 at 9:46 am
(2) David says:

Writing about adoption…. I been trying to find my biological parents….. My parents and family are all gone….What is interesting…. Everyone that knew my history wont tell me the names of my biological parents….and my birth records come up with my parents as my mother and father…..

November 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm
(3) Heidi says:

I think that is not necessarily a selfish attitude but to me it shows that she doesn’t really understand open adoption and it’s many benefits. If anyone is looking into adoption they really should do everything they can to understand it first. Almost all domestic adoptions are moving in that direction anyway and she’ll be saving herself from a lot of heartache in the future.

April 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm
(4) Marianne says:

I find it amazing that one, there are people out there who choose a totally closed adoption anymore, and two, Sheryl Crow’s statement “several children in the world that needed a mom.” Sheryl, there are thousands of couples who would want to adopt a baby, and only a few who want to adopt an older child. I think it’s selfish of you to adopt when you can go to a sperm bank and have your own kid or adopt from foster care. These two babies could have been adopted by an infertile couple instead of you.
Also, a child needs a mother and a father, not just a mom.

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