Retired model Tyra Banks is planning to fulfil a lifelong ambition by adopting a child. The star claims she hasn't just jumped on the celebrity adoption bandwagon to copy Madonna and Angelina Jolie, but insists she has harboured a desire to raise a child since she was young. Banks says, "I've wanted to adopt since I was eight, nine years old, before it was hip. "I really do think I will. I don't have to have a child come from my womb to have a connection. "Children that are already born are beautiful to me. I can definitely be a mother to them."