British pop star Leona Lewis, 23, says she got the motherhood itch after visiting an orphanage in South Africa earlier this year.
“I wanted to take home all the kids. They were so cute. All of them had been orphaned because of HIV and it was heart-rending,” the “Bleeding Love” singer told Britain’s Daily Mirror. “There are so many who need help – both here and abroad – you just don’t know where to start.”
Lewis, the winner of Britain’s “X Factor” singing competition, says her upbringing would make her an ideal mom for troubled children.
“My mum was a social worker and my dad was a youth offender officer, so I know that there are a lot of kids out there that need to be fostered and adopted,” she says. “I definitely want to adopt.”