MICHAEL JACKSON is planning to adopt a child while staying in Britain for his sell-out concerts. He is said to feel he is an “ideal” adoptive parent.
The singer, who already has three children, has told associates to make contact with a British adoption agency with links throughout the world. Two of his children, Prince Michael I, who is aged 12, and daughter Paris, 11, are from a brief marriage to his former dermatology nurse Deborah Rowe. The third child, Prince Michael II, seven, who is also known as Blanket, was born to an unknown woman.
A source close to Jackson claimed: “His life is his children. Wherever he goes, they go, and he has said it would be good to have another child.
“Contact has been made with an adoption agency in Britain which has a very good reputation.
“It could be that he was inspired by Madonna who adopted a little African boy but nobody really knows what kicked this all off.”
Jackson may also have had a boost to his confidence after the response to his July concert dates at the O2 arena, the former Millennium Dome.
“He senses he is viewed differently here than he is in the States. Before his concerts he has said he wants to spend at least three weeks in Britain, getting used to the time zone and exploring the country,” the source said.
“It is during this period that he wants to have meetings about adoption. He has not said if he wants a boy or a girl, just that it would be good for the family to have another brother or sister.”
Any bid to adopt is bound to trigger a storm of protest because of allegations of child sex abuse against Jackson, 50.
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