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Patti Stanger Adoption: 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Plans To Adopt Child

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Patti Stanger of "Millionaire Matchmaker" says she's gearing up to become a mother for the first time -- by adopting a child. In an interview with Life & Style magazine, the 51-year-old television personality said, "I really want to adopt a child… I want to be called 'Mom.' It really is the most beautiful word in the English language."

Stanger has openly discussed wanting children before, both on her hit Bravo television show and in her personal life. In August 2010, Stanger called it quits with fiance Andy Friedman, her boyfriend of six years, over what she says was her desire to have children. "I just ended my relationship with Andy," Stanger tweeted. "It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables."

Stanger certainly won't be the only single mother in Hollywood who has adopted -- she follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron. But unlike them, Stanger says she is nixing the idea of going abroad for adoption. "I'd like to adopt an older child, maybe 5-years-old," she told the publication. "And although I appreciate the Angelina Jolies of the world going overseas to get children, I really want to adopt at home."

Stanger also said she is set to complete the necessary paperwork for adoption with her lawyers at the end of June, when she finishes shooting Season 6 of "Matchmaker."

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