Miranda Lambert, along with other notable stars, will be performing at this year’s ‘A Home for the Holidays’ special that benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
On December 20, Gayle King will be hosting the 22nd annual “A Home for the Holidays” Christmas special, which helps raise awareness for the foster care system and adoption.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network teamed up to pitch the idea to CBS. They advocate for the thousands of children who are waiting in the foster system.
Miranda Lambert and Other Performers
The event will take place on December 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS and will have performances by Miranda Lambert, Josh Groban, Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom, Jr., as well as Andrea Bocelli. In between performances, the program will also be sharing stories of families involved in the foster care adoption process.
Other notable performers that have made appearances at the Christmas special in the past are Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, as well as many more.
If you would like to receive more information about a child featured on “A Home for the Holidays” special, you can contact the Children’s Action Network.
Adoption in the U.S.
Currently, in the United States, there are more than 400,000 children waiting to be adopted. The age range for children in the system is from a newborn to 21 years old. According to Adopt US Kids, the average age for a child within the foster care system is more than eight years, and there are more boys than girls. In addition, nearly 20,000 kids will age out of the system when they turn 18 or 21 years old, or in some states, it depends on when they finish high school.