NEW YORK – Sheryl Crow says she thinks her infant son, Wyatt, will be the first in a "whole troop" of children in her life.
"I've always wanted to adopt. Even if I'd had my own kids, I would have adopted," she tells OK! magazine in its latest issue, now on newsstands. "I love the idea of adopting. I always thought I had an immense amount of love to give."
Wyatt Steven Crow was born April 29. "I flew to where he was, which was in another state, and I took him home a day later. He was 1 day old," the Los Angeles-based singer-guitarist says.
"I went through the proper channels and did it just like everybody else does it," she says. "They don't put you at the front of the line just because you're a rock star."
Mother and son are featured on the cover and inside the pages of OK!
A representative for the magazine wouldn't disclose the terms of the deal for the photo shoot to The Associated Press. But Crow, in a posting Thursday on her Web site, said she agreed to do the photos after OK! offered to make a "generous donation" to the World Food Program, a United Nations organization that works to fight child hunger.
The WFP says it plans to use the proceeds to help feed schoolchildren in the poverty-stricken southern Africa country of Lesotho.
Did Crow want a boy?
"I did not care," she tells OK! "I did not care about what nationality. I do believe, and it may sound wacky, that souls pick their surroundings. I feel like Wyatt was on his way, one way or the other."
Crow, 45, underwent breast cancer surgery in February 2006, the same month that she and cycling champ Lance Armstrong announced they had broken off their engagement.
She calls Wyatt her "main man."
"I'm very happy where I am and don't feel any pressure to get married," she says. "Wyatt is going to be the gatekeeper! There won't be anybody coming between Wyatt and mom."
Will her son have siblings?
"Definitely, a whole troop! I love kids. I can definitely see myself adopting more kids," she says.
A nine-time Grammy winner, Crow's hits include "Soak up the Sun," "If It Makes You Happy" and "All I Wanna Do."