David and Victoria Beckham are hoping to adopt a little girl after the footballer's visit to Sierra Leone, according to a report.
According to Grazia magazine, the couple were moved by the plight of African orphans following the footballer's recent charity trip to Sierra Leone
Beckham and Victoria have long spoken of their wish to have a sister for their three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
David spent four days in Sierra Leone in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations' children's charity UNICEF two weeks ago.
During his trip, David witnessed a birth and gave immunisation drops to a newborn baby.
Upon his return to his adopted home of LA, the footballer said: "I was close to tears. I had to step back and take a deep breath.
"I'm a very emotional person and I'm even more emotional now I'm a parent.
"But what stopped me crying was knowing that what these kids are going through is far worse than my feelings."
Beckham, according to Grazia, has told friends they are seriously considering adopting following his trip and has sought advice from celebrity pal Tom Cruise, who adopted son Connor and daughter Isabella with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
The publication quoted a friend as saying: "Adoption is something David has been talking about for some time.
"If there is one subject that can move him to tears, it's the thought of being unloved, uncared for and with no hope or future.
"It was only when David started planning his trip to Sierra Leone that they began talking about adoption again. It's clear they both think adoption is great.
"Tom has talked to David about how adoption changed him and how he's been able to change the lives of two amazing children."
Spice Girl Victoria has often spoken of her wish for a girl and admitted she is saving her hundreds of expensive handbags for her future daughter.
She said: "I think of them (bags) as an investment. Someday, when I'm lucky enough to have a girl, I will pass them along to her.
"It would finish the family off to have a little girl."
The couple originally planned to try for a fourth child last year, but Victoria's Spice Girls reunion and fashion duties meant they were too busy.
A spokeswoman for the Beckhams said: "They both publicly have said that while they admire people who go through the adoption process, their focus is raising their own three boys."