After a friend showed Kim a touching photo of 16 babies being cared for at a South African orphanage, the reality star is strongly considering becoming a single mom.
Kim Kardashian has landed in South Africa today (Dec. 15), for a promotional tour, but she desperately hopes to make a visit to a nearby orphanage. When a friend showed Kim a heartbreaking photo of 16 babies being cared for at Shepherd’s Keep orphanage, she was devastated. “That picture really changed her mind about adoption,” a friend tells Life&Style.
“She couldn’t believe that all these beautiful little babies were orphans,” the source reveals. “Kim was in shock — she just couldn’t believe that none of them had a mom or a dad to love them and tuck them into bed at night.” Kim is in South Africa to promote Brutal Fruit cocktails and although she couldn’t make it to Shepherd’s Keep, she located Door of Hope near where she is staying and has asked her people to arrange a visit to the orphanage.
Kim has always wanted to be a young mom, saying that she would love to be “married with at least one kid by 30.” But now that she has passed that milestone, she is focused on working hard now so that one day she can provide for her family and spend time with her children. “Family’s the most important thing in life,” Kim has said. “I want lots of kids one day — five or six! My mom always tells me to wait until I have one first. I think I’ll be extremely happy with four kids.” Kim does have some experience being a devoted aunt to her sister Kourtney Kardashian‘s son, Mason!
“Having become an aunt to Mason has shown Kim just how much she can love someone else’s baby,” says the friend. And if she does adopt, she will not only become a mommy, but she will provide a child with a life that they would have never had before. In Johannesburg, at least 50 children are abandoned each month — 16 at Doors of Hope alone.
“Just touched down in S Africa! What a warm welcome!,” Kim tweeted today. Who knows, maybe she will start the adoption process with the help of her fellow traveler, sister Khloe! “Kim has really come around to the idea that she could raise an orphan as her own child and surround it with the love and family she grew up with,” says the friend. “She’s not afraid to be a single mom anymore. She knows she has the money and the support network to raise a baby. Now she just has to find the child that she can be a mother to.”