American Idol star Clay Aiken is planning to join the celebrity adoption army, so he can help an orphan realise their full potential. The singer, who was recently appointed to US President George W Bush's White House disability committee, admits he has always dreamed of becoming a father - even if it means adoption. He says, "There's an orphanage not too far from my house, and I've been up (there) before with (my) church. "I always thought, 'What happens to those kids who have the potential to go to college but just can't afford it?' I've been thinking a lot lately about finding a way to pay for one of those kids to go to college." Aiken has a long history with helping children - before entering the American Idol contest, the singer worked with special needs kids in his native North Carolina.