Sinitta has made no secret of her past struggles to become a mum – she has previously openly discussed her miscarriages, failed attempts at IVF and the devastation she endured when her surrogate lost her twins 8 weeks into the pregnancy.
She eventually became a mum in 2007, when she adopted her gorgeous son and daughter, Zac, now 10, and Magdelena, now 11, during her marriage to Andy Willner, who she divorced in 2010.
Now, she has revealed to The Sun that she plans to add to her family by opening her home to a foster baby.
The ever-youthful former pop star told the paper that she had initially been worried about how she would cope with fostering in terms of having to eventually give the baby up, but said she realised that she could be a short term ‘answer’ to a ‘need’.
Explaining how she reached the decision to foster, Sinitta told the paper: “Obviously I’m an older mum now, and somebody said something the other day.
“They were talking about a homeless person they’d helped on the street who was on the brink of death and basically they were able to help them for the last three weeks of their life and get them medical care and assistance and attention and love basically.”
“It had a sad ending to the story because the person did die at the end, it was a homeless child, and they said, ‘Look, this is the most love I’ve experienced in my life, the care you’ve given me these last three weeks.’
“And so I’ve been struggling with the idea of fostering, thinking if I foster a child would I be able to give the child back to its mother or up for adoption when the time came?”
“Then, hearing this story, I realised you know what? What about just being an answer to a need.”
Sinitta went on to say how she decided she needed to think in terms of being the person who ‘gave that child 3 months, 6 months, of love and care and a great start in life, before they’re with their forever family’.
An amazing way of looking at it, right?
The hard-working mum added that, in the past, the unconventional and unpredictable nature of her job had made her think twice about having more children.
“When you’re an entertainer you don’t have that constant guaranteed job, you have to go where the work finds you. I don’t want to find myself in a position where I’ve got a newborn baby and I’ve got a job and how am I going to make this work?”
But she said that fostering would enable her to give a baby a ‘good start’ until someone else is about to give them a permanent family.
“Maybe their mother needs to be in rehab or whatever, their circumstances aren’t good at the time, until the family or the parent are on their feet and able to give the child a home.”
And she plans to be in it for the long haul, too, adding that she would “like to be an ongoing answer to the situation, but start with one and see how it goes”.
The super-mum also said that she was not ruling out adopting again either – she’s one caring, maternal lady, eh?
Sinitta was talking about all things baby related as an ambassador for the Alternative Parenting Show, who offer advice to single women and LGBTs on starting a family.
We think Sinitta is all kinds of marvellous for choosing fostering to share her maternal love in this way – don’t you?