May 11th, 2011
05:32 PM ET
"The Biggest Loser" star Jillian Michaels is about to make her baby dreams a reality. The tough trainer is in the process of adopting a child from the Congo.
"My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Michaels, who announced in December that she was leaving "The Biggest Loser" to focus on becoming a mom, tells Us Weekly.
"So the paperwork is done, and now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, 'Oh, we have your referral,' which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her."
Michaels, who is set to become a co-host on "The Doctors" and a special correspondent for "Dr. Phil," has long said she planned to go the adoption route rather than have a biological child.
"I'm going to adopt," she told Women's Health magazine last spring. "I can't handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself."
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