It is estimated that over 23,000 kids will age out of the US foster care system every year. Once that happens, the odds are not in their favor. According to the National Foster Youth Institute, 20% of them will instantly become homeless. Only 1 out of every 2 will be employed by the age of 24 and the chances for a child who has aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life are less than 3%. Even though these children are in desperate need of a stable, loving family, many of those who are looking to adopt prefer much younger children.
In an interview, Sia recently announced that she has adopted two 18-year-old boys who were aging out of the foster care system
Recently, the famous singer Sia Furler revealed she is not one of those people after she adopted two 18-year-old boys.
Speaking to Sirius XM Radio, the musician said: “I actually adopted two sons last year. They were both 18—they’re both 19 years old now. They were aging out of the foster care system. Yeah, and I love them.”
After being asked how they are dealing with the quarantine, Sia revealed that they are not taking it very well.
“They are both finding it pretty difficult, one more so than the other,” she said. However, they are keeping themselves occupied.
“But they’re both doing things that are really good for them right now, that are really helpful. They’re really doing a lot of educational stuff that’s good for them.”
Recently, the 44-year-old singer announced that she’s planning to be single for the rest of her life and is probably taking care of her adopted sons alone.
She hasn’t revealed any more information about her two sons as she tends to keep her life as private as possible