Anita Baker Admits Years Of Pain After Discovering She Was A Foster Child & Mom ‘Gave Her Up’

Posted On : July 6, 2019
Anita Baker In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain - 26 Jun 2007, Anita Baker (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Anita Baker (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

Anita Baker reached unprecedented heights during her many years as a successful R&B singer in the music industry. Like many others, her rise to fame wasn’t the result of an easy journey. She faced many obstacles along the way. In fact, the singer has shared details about the family secrets she was plagued with for many years and how she managed to overcome. You won’t believe all Anita’s been through.

The Family Secret About Her Birth Mom Caused Years Of Pain

Many fans probably have no idea Anita Baker’s mother gave her up for adoption when she was just a baby. The daunting realization of her mother’s decision actually made her question her worth and the purpose of her life. During an interview with Essence, she spoke openly about her life:

“It started with the fact that my mother gave me up when I was a baby,” she said. “Not because she was a bad person or because she was some monster or something. She was just a child and could not care for me. It has taken me a long time to find peace within my own heart.”