Jessica Simpson "exploring adoption options"

03/29/2006 at 12:38 PM ET

People_simpson1 In a bit of a shock announcement (to me at least!), Jessica Simpson‘s publicist has confirmed rumored reports that she’s looking into adopting a child. Jessica, 25, had previously mentioned that she wants to adopt a child before becoming pregnant herself, but with her divorce proceedings in full swing and a return to the single life imminent, many had thought adoption was a distant plan. However, her rep confirms that, while nothing has been finalized yet, "it’s true that she’s exploring options." He would not give an answer when asked how soon Jessica would adopt, or where from.

In the past, Jessica has spoken highly of Angelina Jolie, who’s adopt/get pregnant plan she seems to want to emulate. She’s said,"I think Angelina Jolie has done amazing, amazing things, and the international adoption rate just since her has skyrocketed. It’s unbelievable."

Source: People

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joy on

hmmm I am a bit baffled by her all of a sudden NOW wanting to have a baby. I hope it’s not bc she’s lonely and looking for something to fill the void in her life. A baby is for life and takes a 100% of your time. I hope she’s willing to do that for her child. I am certainly all about celebs adopting babies but while jess was with nick she said time and time again that she wasn’t ready for children….now happily (or sadly) divorced she’s all of a sudden ready? Well I wish her the best of luck and if she’s truly serious I hope it all works out.

Maggie L. on

I really wish she would give this more time. She needs to get her life in order before adding a child into the equation. I recall that Angelina adopted Maddox before (briefly, albeit) she split from Billy Bob Thorton and adopted Zahara before (briefly, albeit again) she hooked up with Brad.

*sigh*, I’ll be happy for her either way, I suppose.

katu on

i heard she was adopting an orphanage in Mexico. She is financially helping all of the children not actually parenting any….

just what i heard anyway

landroverdisco on

Just something else for Joe and Tina to take care of or manage I should say. She is barely able to take care of herself. She may have the dough but definitely not the sense to care for a child. I think it is appalling how some of these celebrities use these disadvantaged children as props.

pg on

Oh dear Lord.

Derek Hail on

That poor kid. Maybe she just doesnt want to pass on her genes to make a very unintelligent child or she wants to practice raising a child first before she messes up her own. Who knows

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BP on

Hey, to each his own. Maybe she would make some child a great mother…there are so many people out there who really shouldn’t have had kids, but did. She seems to be genuinely trying to make a difference in the life of a child. AND, wouldn’t giving ONE child a home be preferable to it growing up never knowing the happiness and stability of a home/ family?! Angelina did it, and she had some questionable things that she was into (she turned out to make a fantastic mother from the looks of it)…Let’s give Jessica the same chance!

Autumn on

Jessica would probably make an okay mother, as long as she doesn’t let both of her parents constantly run her life, for the rest of their lives.

I could see her adopting a child if she wants to, but if she’d wanted a ‘hot’ looking child, she already missed that train when she broke up with Nick.

gargoylegurl on

While adoption is certainly a wonderful thing, I can’t help but wonder if it’s the new hot celebrity trend. Forget the oversized sunglasses and little dogs, now it’s “hip” to adopt! I just wonder if for a lot of these clebs it’s an image thing? While Jessica certainly has plenty of money to provide this child with a lavish lifestyle, how much of her time will she be able to offer? She’s obviously very focused on her career right now and seems to be involved with numerous film and other projects, where will the child fit into all this? What’s the point of adopting now if she’s going to have the baby with a nanny all the time? I just hope she thinks this through and does it for the right reasons. Money’s not everything, her time is just as valuable.