Jennifer Lopez is desperate to become a mother and is praying for a child this year (07) - but is weary about adopting. The star - who is step-mother to husband Marc Anthony's three children, ARIANNA, 12, CRISTIAN, five, and RYAN, three - recently (02FEB07) expressed her desire to have a baby of her own on US programme THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW. However, while celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie have made adoption fashionable in Hollywood, Lopez doesn't think she will follow in their footsteps. She says, "We are thinking about starting a family soon. I am ready. Hopefully God will bless me soon. "But I don't know about adopting. It's not something we're avoiding or trying, so we will see."