Seven-time father Rod Stewart was virile long before he was rich, and the rocker-turned-crooner is now rekindling hs relationship with the daughter he gave up for adoption when he was a teenager.I wish I were surprised by the fact that contact was only sporadic before her adoptive parents died, and that they are only now building a real relationship. But I hear so often from adoptees who won't search or who won't have a relationship with birth parents for fear of hurting their adoptive parents. What a shame.
Mod Rod told Joy Behar he was "absolutely stone broke" when Sarah Streeter was born and had no other option. "She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think," the rocker said Thursday.
Stewart has had sporadic contact over the years with his daughter, now 46, but the two have gotten closer following the deaths of her adoptive parents.
"Since her mom and dad have died, we've tried to come together and be close together, and it's working out pretty well," Stewart said. "I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn't take her to school, change her nappies, there was no paternal thing there, but I'm trying."
Friday, October 22, 2010
Celebrity Adoption: Rod Stewart, Birth Father
Celebrity stories are usually about adopters; this one is about the reunion of Rod Stewart and the child he relinquished for adoption 46 years ago: