The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum Christian singer Lauren Daigle will be performing alongside CeCe Winans, Pentatonix, Gavin DeGraw, and David Foster and Katharine McPhee at this year’s 25th “A Home for the Holidays.”
The program focuses on “uplifting stories of adoption from foster care to help raise awareness” regarding this important issue and will air on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS. According to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the annual special has inspired “thousands of people” to seek more information on becoming an adoptive parent.
Daigle told People that she was “so elated” when she got the call to perform on the show and didn’t hesitate to say yes. “Opportunities where we encourage people to get involved in foster care and in these children’s stories, I think it’s the most important thing we can do,” she said.
Earlier this month, the 32-year-old was named Billboard’s top Christian artist of 2023 and shared with the entertainment publication that she’d like to leave a legacy of changing legislation regarding children in our country.
“I’ve seen some children’s stories that haven’t turned out the best,” Daigle said. “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 legislature for children in this country.”
The not-yet-married Daigle hopes to adopt more children than she has biologically. She said, “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?’ I feel like if we all can do it together as a sisterhood, then we’ll be able to support each other.”
“It’s like an adoption pact,” she added. “I tell them I might adopt more children than I have biologically.”
Daigle tells her friends that if she’s not married by the time she turns 40, she hopes to just adopt. “There’s only a few of us that are actually married. A lot of us are very much single and in our 30s,” she said. “I’m like, ‘By 40, let’s go ahead and just adopt some kids. Why not?’”
Daigle also shared that when she invited a child onstage to dance during a recent concert in Spokane, Washington, God prompted her to ask the child if there was anything she wanted to share with the crowd.