The 42-year-old singer-and-actress looks to be edging nearer to achieving her dream of having a child one day, and the brunette star insists she is "totally serious" about taking on kids through such a process.
Speaking on `The View` about whether she would like to adopt a child, she said: "I`m actually kind of working on that. I just always wanted to bring a child home.
"I`m totally serious, so if you got a kid that you don`t ... just give me a year - let me set up camp and send me the kid. But no, no [I`m] totally [serious about adopting]."
Last year, the `Ice Age: Continental Drift` star outlined her intentions to have a child one day and while she is perfectly happy to have a kid naturally, she has dreamed of adopting since she was a teenager.
She explained: "I`m definitely going to adopt - or have - a child. I`ve wanted to adopt since I was 17 or 18 years old."