Beckhams to adopt
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 February 2008
David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning to adopt a baby girl.
The soccer star, who was moved by his recent trip to war torn Sierra Leone, is trying to convince his wife to open their home to an orphan from Africa.
A source close to the couple said: "Adoption is something David has been talking about for some time. David feels they are a very privileged family and they should be able to share their good fortune.
"He loves being a dad and helping kids. If there is one subject that can move him to tears it's the thought of being unloved, uncared for and with no hope or future.
"Victoria loves kids and it is her dream to have a little girl. It is early days but it's looking likely."
David has also sought advice from his close friend Tom Cruise, who has two adopted children of his own, about whether or not he thinks it is a good idea.
The source added to Grazia magazine: "Tom has talked to David about how adoption changed him and how he's been able to change the lives of two amazing children.
"Since they've been living in Los Angeles, the Beckhams have met people for whom adoption is a reality and they feel it is the right time to explore their options. Tom has told him about how much pleasure he has gained from raising his two adopted children, Connor and Isabella."
Victoria - who has three sons, Brooklyn, eight, Romeo, five, and two-year-old Cruz with David - has always wanted a girl and has been collecting fashion accessories to one day hand to her future daughter.
She said last year: "When I buy bags I think of them as an investment. Someday, when I'm lucky enough to have a girl, I will pass them along to her. It would just finish off our family to have a little girl."
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