Jennifer Aniston is planning to adopt a baby, according to U.S. reports.
The former Friends actress has allegedly begun filling out the required paperwork with the adoption agency which dealt with Sheryl Crow's adoption of baby Wyatt last month (May07), according to OK! magazine.
An adoption agency source tells the publication, "The process has 100 per cent started," and the New York Daily News reports friends of the star have confirmed Aniston's plans.
A friend tells the newspaper, "She is happier and more excited than she has ever been in her life."
Another pal adds Aniston had been considering adoption for a long time: "Jen has been thinking about adopting for a while. But after seeing Sheryl and her son, Wyatt, together, Jen didn't know why she was still waiting."
Aniston is currently dating 36-year-old British model Paul Sculfor - who has allegedly moved into her new Beverly Hills, California, home - after failed relationships with Brad Pitt and Vince Vaughn.
The actress' marriage to Pitt broke down in 2005 and the Ocean's Thirteen star has since gone on to start a family with Angelina Jolie.