Faith Hill was aware of her adoption status throughout her whole career as a country music star, during which she had widespread success with songs like “This Kiss” and “I Need You,” and she never concealed the ways in which the experience had an impact on who she is now.
She will always be thankful to her adopted parents for providing her with the opportunity to be raised in a household with so much affection for her. However, throughout Hill’s childhood, the adoption always seemed to raise more questions than it did provide answers. The singer had a lot of concerns about where she came from and how she fit in with the rest of the world.
Hill was given a forever family only a few short days after her birth. Star, Mississippi served as the family’s primary residence throughout her upbringing, despite the fact that her adopted parents already had two older boys.
Because her parents paid close attention to her and were honest with her about her journey, she had a feeling of comfort and belonging.
Hill had a happy childhood, but she was always interested in learning more about her background and where she came from. She could not help but observe the ways in which she was distinct from the rest of her family, which piqued her interest.
A further factor was the fact that the only member of her family who enjoyed music was herself. At the age of 19, she went through a difficult moment in her life during which she was confused and felt as if she did not belong.
In 1990, she started looking for her biological parents, but she ran into some difficulties very immediately.
During that time period, adoption records were often difficult to get. Fortunately, one of her brothers was able to assist her in following up on a lead.
Hill was able to track down her biological mother with the help of her family, and she later recalled that time as being one filled with miraculous coincidences and providential guidance.
Even as Hill’s anticipation of seeing her biological mother for the first time grew, she struggled with the question of whether or not she was prepared for such an unbelievable event. In the end, she followed through with the plan and in 1993, she had a face-to-face meeting with her biological mother.
She remembers being unable to stop gazing at her mother since she had never seen somebody who had so many resemblances with her before. She recollects that:
” It was the feeling of amazement you had when you saw someone who you really descended from. It fulfills the role of something.”
After learning that her real grandmother and aunt had both been involved in singing and that her mother had been an artist, she was able to explain why she had such an interest in music after she met her mother. In addition to that, she found out that she had a whole brother.
She and her mother did not have a close relationship, which was unfortunate, however, it turned out that seeing her was worth it since it shed light on a few previously unknown details.
Hill’s adoptive parents had led her to think, for many years, that the reason she was put up for adoption was due to the fact that her mother had an affair with a married man while she was pregnant with her.
However, as it turned out, the reality was that her mother had been unmarried when she became pregnant with Hill, and as a result, she opted to put her up for adoption.
Unfortunately for Hill, her biological father passed away in a vehicle accident a long time ago, so she never had the opportunity to meet him. Fortunately, she was able to establish a connection with her brother Zack and spend time with him.
Despite the fact that she and her biological mother did not develop a strong relationship after meeting, Hill was grateful that her mother, who passed away in 2007, had done all in her power to provide her with a more favorable outlook on life.
According to the singer’s former husband, Daniel Hill, the event had a significant impact on the singer and significantly altered the course of her life.