Katie Price is set to adopt a Nigerian orphan.
The TV personality has revealed her desire to adopt a child from the West African country because it is ‘hard to do in Britain.’
Speaking on This Morning on Monday’s episode the 40-year-old, who is a mother of five children, explained how she has always wanted to adopt, but after meeting a woman in a nail salon she was inspired to look abroad.
‘Basically, I’ve always said – I think I’ve come on the show a few times to say – that I’ve always wanted to adopt a child,’ she explained. ‘I don’t care if they have disabilities, what age, just because I feel like I can offer a place.’
The former Loose Woman panellist, who also shot down claims she was bankrupt, said that a conversation about charities with the woman she initially believed to be a nurse, has left her confident she would be able to do so despite any future possible immigration hurdles she may face.
‘Funny enough I was getting my nails done and there was a lady sitting next to me and I said: “I’m sorry to ask, but are you a nurse?”
‘But the long story short, she wasn’t a nurse, but she was telling me how she looks after this orphanage in Nigeria and we got talking and stuff about disabilities and charities, and I said I have always wanted to adopt.
‘But the thing is, it is easy to adopt abroad but it isn’t easy to bring them into this country.’
Katie said that the idea of adoption is not a new one for her and she is hoping she will be successful.
‘I’ve looked into it for ages so now that I have met this woman hopefully something will happen,’ she said.
‘I still want my own kids as well don’t get me wrong.’ When asked by host Phillip Schofield on why she wouldn’t just adopt a child in Britain she added: ‘It is so hard to adopt over here.’
Katie will be flying out to Nigeria to get the process started although she ‘should have gone last weekend’.
Price already has son Harvey, 16, with ex-footballer Dwight Yorke, Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, with ex-husband Peter Andre and Jett, five, and Bunny, four, with Kieran Hayler.
However, Katie also admitted she has not ruled out having more kids of her own.
She said: ‘I still want my own kids as well, don’t get me wrong. I would definitely have more. ‘If I can offer another child I will. There’s enough bedrooms in the house.’
Elsewhere in the interview Katie ‘cleared’ up news reports about her that have made headlines in the last year.
‘An IVA is completely different from bankruptcy. One of my companies went down and it was all to do with tax and stuff like that,’ she elaborated.
‘So an IVA is just when you arrange voluntary payment to pay it back. Now If I was bankrupt I wouldn’t be able to do that.’