Queen Latifah and her (supposed) partner of four years, Jeanette Jenkins, are reportedly planning to adopt a baby soon,
“It’s top secret right now, but they are hoping to have a little one by Christmas,” a longtime pal told The National Enquirer. “They’re trying to keep it quiet because they don’t want to jinx the whole thing.” Latifah’s sister, who works in New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services, is helping guide her through the red tape, said the source.
They are reportedly planning to adopt domestically, not internationally,
“I can understand why people go outside the U.S. You can adopt someone here, and the birth parents have three years to come back and get that child. That’s terrifying,” said the Oscar-nominated “Chicago” star. But she says poor American children “can use just as much assistance as someone from around the world. I want to do something here.”
The actress said last year,
“I’ve always wanted to have [babies] and adopt. When I was little, I remember seeing TV shows and a child would be adopted and be happy. I just always felt like there are so many kids out there who need a parent.”
Source: National Enquirer via Celebitchy
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