This year Katherine Heigl is celebrating part of her holiday season by presenting at the 13th Annual ‘A Home For The Holidays With Martina McBride.’ The CBS special rejoices in the joys of adoption, which hits close to home for Heigl.
The ‘New Years Eve’ actress adopted her first child, Nancy Leigh, aka Naleigh, with her singer-husband Josh Kelley in 2009. Heigl’s sister, Meg Heigl-Beltran is also adopted, and will present alongside her actress sister.
The presenters aren’t your everyday celebrities, but specifically those who have their own connection with the adoption process or are involved with children’s issues. Stories will be told about adoption, foster care and the importance of raising awareness for this social issue. In addition, some of the musical performances go along with the story segments highlighting American children and families who are involved with these processes.
Country singing sensation Martina McBride will host the event, which includes musical performances by Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Gavin DeGraw, OneRepublic and Christina Perri.
This unique special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, established in 1992 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was also adopted. The organization dedicates its time to increasing adoptions in the United States foster care system. The Children’s Action Network is also associated with the event.
Part of the CAN’s National Adoption Campaign, the holiday program will air on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.