Angelina Jolie is adopting an Indian baby to add to her growing international brood, according to US reports.
Sources say the big-hearted actress and partner Brad Pitt have already applied to adopt a tot from an Indian orphanage. An insider said: "They hope to be able to bring the child home by Christmas.
"Brad would prefer a boy no older than 18 months to even out the sexes but Angie has told him she can't guarantee she won't fall in love with a little girl."
The source told US magazine Globe: "Whichever they end up with, they'd like to name the child India to honour its homeland." The pair are rumoured to have visited the Priva Darshini orphanage in the last month.
Angelina's first child, five-year-old Maddox, was adopted from a Cambodian orphanage in 2002. And last year she adopted an Ethiopian baby girl - Zahara Marley Jolie - orphaned by AIDS, now 22-months-old.
She and actor Brad Pitt, 42, had a daughter together, baby Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, in May 2006. Angelina, 31, has declared that she'd like kiddies from all over the world.
She has said: "I want to create a rainbow family. That's children of different religions and cultures from different countries."
"I believe I'm meant to find my children in the world and not necessarily have them genetically."
Miss Jolie and Pitt have been virtually inseparable since the actor split from Friends star Jennifer Aniston in January last year.
They grew close after appearing in the film Mr and Mrs Smith.
After the birth of their daughter Pitt described fatherhood as the greatest thing he had ever done.
"It's a true joy and a very profound love," he said.
However it was said that the couple were in disagreement over whether they should adopt again, with Pitt wanting to concentrate on the children they have.
Miss Jolie is currently in India with Pitt filming her latest movie A Mighty Heart, about the murder of U.S journalist Daniel Pearl.
She has been pictured with her skin darkened with makeup and her hair tightly curled to resemble Mr Pearls mixed race wife Mariane.
However the role has angered race campaigners who say a genuine mixed race or black actress should have been given the part.
Mr Pearl, a 38-year-old reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was beheaded by Islamic fanatics.
Last night a spokeswoman for Miss Jolie was unavailable for comment over claims she is set to adopt another child.