Hip hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a multi-platinum recording artist of Run-DMC. His rise to success and fame led him to write an autobiography when he was just 35 years old. It was while gathering information for his book that he found out from his mother that he was adopted. Amid the emotional turmoil, McDaniels wanted answers about his true history. In October, 2005, VH1 featured McDaniels’ search for his biological roots, as well as his spiritual journey of self-discovery. While taping, McDaniels approached his musical hero, Sarah McLachlan, to revive the classic song, “Cats in the Cradle.” McLachlan agreed and let him in on a secret that cements their connection: she is adopted. McDaniels’ interpretation of Cats in the Cradle takes a song about regret and flips it into a positive message to adopted children everywhere- you’re not alone. McDaniels’ dedication to adoptees transcends self promotion. In 2006, he joined forces with casting director and fellow adoptee, Sheila Jaffe, to form Camp Felix. Camp Felix is for children growing up without parental support with a mission to give these children new opportunities and adventures. It is their joint mission to plant a seed of hope for children who have been neglected and abandoned by their parents; children who, in the absence of the support of a nurturing family, need caring experts to help them grow to be strong, independent, successful adults. Darryl McDaniels’ life has begun.