The boys were about to age out of the foster care system.
If there's one thing we know about Sia, other than the fact that she's an amazing singer/songwriter, it's that she values her privacy. The extent to which she shields her off-stage life came into focus on Tuesday (May 19) when, during an interview with The Morning Mash-Up on SiriusXM she revealed that she adopted two 18-year-old boys to save them from aging out of the foster care system.
The 44-year-old singer said, "I actually adopted two sons last year. They were both 18 — they’re both 19-years-old now. They were aging out of the foster care system. Yeah, and I love them." According to Covenant House, when young people age out of the system at 18 or 21-years-old, they are often "ill-equipped to navigate a successful path to a self-sufficient and independent adulthood. That’s precisely when they become most vulnerable — to homelessness, human trafficking, and a host of other threats and obstacles to their well-being and future happiness."