Los Angeles: Singer Sheryl Crow, who adopted two boys, says that she is glad she opened her mind to adoption.
She has two sons Wyatt, six, and three-year-old Levi.
The 51-year-old said that she started the adoption process right after she got an all clear from breast cancer in 2007, reports contactmusic.com.
"I began the adoption process right after I finished my radiation treatment. I always felt like I was meant to be a mom, but I'd been stuck on how I was supposed to do that.
"I thought the story was supposed to happen in a different way - you fall in love, you get married, you have children. But fortunately, I opened my mind to other options," Hello magazine quoted Crow as saying.
"My story started the day I finished my radiation - what my life became since then. I moved to Nashville, closer to home and many great friends. I adopted my children."
The "If it makes you happy" singer felt that adoption was the best way forward for her.
"(Adoption) was not about me wanting a man. I wanted children. I finally realised there was no need for me to keep trying to bring a kid into the world when there are already for many great kids in the world looking for their people," she said.