Queen Latifah Says She Wants to Adopt
02/13/2007 AT 08:25 AM EST
Asked by Ellen DeGeneres on Monday if she wanted kids, Latifah, 36, told the talk-show host, "I totally want like 18 babies."
When DeGeneres wondered if she wanted to have biological children or adopt, Latifah replied, "I want to have and adopt. I always have, ever since I was 18 I wanted a baby and I wanted to have and adopt because there are a lot of kids.
"I want to adopt an American baby though, you know what I mean, no offense," she continued. "Just 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 made sure to point out, however, that she understands the appeal of foreign adoptions. "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."