Kristin Chenoweth couldn’t contain her feelings after watching the movie, Lion. The story of the orphan Indian boy who was lost at age 5 and adopted by loving parents in Australia is filled with truths that adoptees and adoptive parents can relate to well.

So, while expounding on the incredible acting, beautiful music and almost unbelievable story of Lion, Kristin also shares her personal feelings about adoption. “It’s hardly a secret that I was adopted as a baby and quite frankly, there’s absolutely no reason it should be.” Kristin talks about the unconditional love she has for her adoptive parents and how that has always been reciprocated.

But, there is still something missing when beginnings are unknown. “We all yearn for our truth; who we are, where we come from, maybe where we get certain quirks or talents (for me I long wondered where my voice came from since my mother very well knows it was not from her). But finding those truths is the most personal of journeys, coming to each of us at different times and in different ways. On top of that, there’s always a part of you that worries this is somehow a betrayal as if your parents and your life are not enough.”

Her full essay may be read here.