On Wednesday (December 21st) at 8pm the CBS television network will broadcast the 13th Annual A Home For The Holidays, an entertainment special celebrating the joys of adoption and fostering.

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Katherine Heigl and her sister Meg Heigl-Beltran will present at the event, which looks at touching stories of adoption and foster care to raise awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s most popular artists.

The show will be hosted by Martina McBride and will also include moving performances by the country superstar, pop superstar Justin Bieber, Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige, platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw, rock group OneRepublic and singer/songwriter Christina Perri.

The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network.