07/25/2012 02:37 pm ET

Holly Madison Adopting: Reality Star Wants To Be A Mom

Holly Madison is going to be a mom! The former "Girls Next Door" star and Playboy model announced she is planning on adopting a child soon.

“I’ve started the adoption process … I really want to be a mommy," Madison told In Touch, on newsstands now.

The star also revealed she's going through the adoption mentoring service Hold My Hand with hopes of adopting a child from either Africa or South Korea, In Touch reports.

Madison, 32, who famously dated Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner for seven years, has never been quiet about her dreams to one day have a family, and has decided not to renew her contract with her Las Vegas show, "Peepshow," in order to focus on making her family dreams come true.

"I've wanted kids and that's something I'm definitely doing as soon as possible," she told People in June. "It is something that the time in my life is right for."

For more, head over to In Touch.

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