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Alicia Keys eyeing adoption

entertainment Updated: Jun 14, 2010 20:28 IST

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Pregnant singer Alicia Keys is considering adopting a child from Africa in the future, after a series of charity trips left her wanting to help the continent's orphans.

The 29-year-old star is expecting her first child with music producer fiance Swizz Beatz later this year but she's already looking to provide a sibling for the baby, Daily Mirror online reported.

The singer regularly visits Africa in conjunction with her Keep A Child Alive charity, which helps youngsters whose parents have died of AIDS, and the trips have left Keys wanting to help out.

"Adopting is definitely not out of the question. I would love to figure out the ways that could work for me. I felt I wanted to scoop up the children I met in Africa and take them home. At this point I kinda feel I have amazing brothers and sisters in Africa. Hopefully I can be their big sister who they know they can depend on and will always be there, fighting for them," Keys said.

"The people I met last time I was in Africa inspired me more than anything in my life. I cried a lot. It was extremely emotional and it changed me. It was heartbreaking but also heart lifting," she added.

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