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Queen Latifah wants to adopt

Queen Latifah is the latest on the growing list of celebrities opting to adopt – but the rapper turned actress says she hopes to stay close to home to do it. “I totally want like 18 babies,” Latifah says. “I want to have my own children and adopt. I want to adopt an American baby though because there are so many kids here that need our help. My sister is a social worker, and there are just so many kids that could use a good home.” She also alluded to the recent spate of foreign adoptions by celebrities such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie. “Nothing against going out the country. That’s great and I get why a lot of people do it – because of the laws here. I just feel like if I do I would help a kid right here in the hood.” [14 February 2007]

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