The singer - who married NHL player Mike Fisher in July 2010 - would love to take in a disadvantaged child, but not until she has children of her own.
She told website Hollyscoop: "I would love to adopt someday. I`ve told Mike this. I would love for us to be able to have a couple of kids and for them to grow up a little bit and we all as a family decide that`s what is best for us. I would love to be able to adopt, not right now. I`m talking years if not decades from now."
The 28-year-old star says she was warned married life would be "hard" but insists she and her spouse are enjoying every minute so far.
She added: "Everyone says the first month is the hardest, or the fourth month or the eighth month. We`re just enjoying it."
Carrie has previously revealed she and Mike want to wait before having children.
Last year, she admitted: "Oh, it`s going to be a while. The other night, Mike was with some friends and their kids, and he sent me a funny text saying, `Watching my friend`s kids ... let`s wait a while."