Aiken Considers Adoption To Help A Child Through College

AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN is planning to join the celebrity adoption army, so he can help an orphan realise their full potential. The singer, who was recently appointed to US President GEORGE W BUSH's White House disability committee, admits he has always dreamed of becoming a father - even if it means adoption. He says, "There's an orphanage not too far from my house, and I've been up (there) before with (my) church. "I always thought, 'What happens to those kids who have the potential to go to college but just can't afford it?' I've been thinking a lot lately about finding a way to pay for one of those kids to go to college." Aiken has a long history with helping children - before entering the American Idol contest, the singer worked with special needs kids in his native North Carolina.


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My gosh how you have sensationalized his comments about helping a child. I saw the interview and he in no way indicated he was jumping on the celebrity band wagon. He has always wanted to do things for kids, but since he can't pursue his teaching career he stated he would like to help a child and possibly adopt. Please don't put him in the category of the Jolie-Pitt celebs who are always in the news media!
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Thanks for the article on Clay. The wording though, is just a bit overstated from what Clay actually said in the interview. Clay was mentioning how he would love to have kids one day, but not right now. And then he said that he sees kids in orphanages that have so much potential, but can not afford to go to college, and he would love to pay for some of those kids to go to college.But, thank you for bringing to light the kind and caring person that Clay is, instead of the usual headline seeking crap that some choose to try to shove down people's throats. Clay is a great person, and if people would dig out of the crap about Clay that has been piled on top of them by desperate media competitors, they would see that when not working on his music, there is an endless list of things that Clay has done, and is continuing to do to try to make this world a better place. As Clay has stated many times, that is what is most important to him.
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Thanks for your great article about Clay Aiken. Clay has proven himself to be a great guy with a caring and giving heart! He's a good role model and also a terrific singer! I'm so enjoying his new cd, A Thousand Different Ways!
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