Sia has some big news.
Earlier this year, the 44-year-old singer revealed that sheâd adopted two teenage boys that âwere aging out of the foster care system.â
Now, Siaâs family is growing, as she explained during an interview with Apple Musicâs Zane Lowe, calling herself a âfâking grandma.â
While sheâs happy to have the new little ones, Sia said thereâs one thing she wishes were different.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA â FEBRUARY 26: Sia Furler attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann Slack/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
âThey call me âNana.â Iâm trying to get them to call me âLovey,â like Kris [Jenner]. Iâm like, âCall me Lovey,'â she revealed.
The musician alsoÂ opened up about what adopting two children taught her about the foster care system.
âThey were aging out of the care system. They have until theyâre 21, but they were both 18 when I adopted them. â¦Â Iâm a little bit jaded now after investigating the foster system as much as I have done in the last year,â she said. âItâs completely corrupt and itâs failing us. Not in my experience, in my sonsâ experience. Theyâve been in 18 different locations in their 18 years.â
She said there was also a bit of a learning curve taking in two practically grown young men.
âIt started out as a pretty massive roller coaster. They told me one thing, I discovered another. But I just stayed really like a kind of Al-Anon Ninja. I just kept really strong boundaries,â she explained. âI would say, âYou could do this, or you could go back to where you came from,â which is not a nice life.â
The âTogetherâ singer continued:Â âItâs not a good life, and Iâd say, âIâm doing this because Iâm your mother. I love you. I have no other agenda other than the fact that I love you. I donât want to see you in prison. I donât want to see you as that 5 percent thatâs in prison with your history and the color of your skin.'â
Both children have been through âtrauma programs,â as Sia revealed, and one of themÂ ârecently came out.â
âHeâs just blossoming and is the light of my life,â she gushed.Â âI love him so much.â
Meanwhile, Sia went on to say that her youngest son is still âprocessingâ some of the trauma in his past, which Sia said sheâs âreally hoping he can manageâ because it took her until she was 41 to deal with her own traumas.
âI donât want that for them, but you canât force anyone,â explainedÂ Sia. âTrauma has to come out when youâre in a safe environment when youâre ready, psychologically ready. So, Iâm just trying to do my best for them.â
Both of her sons are young black men, which Sia said helped her to recognize her own white privilege.
âIâm embarrassed. Iâm embarrassed that it took me to adopt two black sons to really understand what they go through on a daily basis,â confessed the powerhouse. âThere are things to do. We can actually act, and we can actually try and get justice for Breonna Taylor, and Elijah McClain, just that thereâs actually, we can have an effect. We donât have to just feel sad and guilt.â
Nowadays, her sons âtell [her]Â how it really is.
In addition, Sia said that sheâs entering âsemi-retirementâ now that sheâs accomplished so many of her goals.
âI understand what my function is. I understand, and Iâm grateful that I was able to be helpful to some people along the way, that Iâve been able to be of service, that Iâve been able to use my platform for good,â she explained to Lowe.Â âIâm grateful that it has also afforded me the resources to be able to donate a lot of money to different charities and also to adopt two children and send them to very costly trauma treatments that a normal person wouldnât be able to do. And thatâs what Iâm grateful for now.â
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