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Tiffany Haddish Shares Update on Her Plans to Adopt: 'Maybe at the End of the Year'

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Tiffany Haddish Shares Update on Her Plans to Adopt: 'Maybe at the End of the Year'

Tiffany Haddish is sharing an update on her plans to become a parent.

"I just went to Africa. I was just in Eritrea, and people were trying to give me their kids," the Night School actress, 42, told E!'s Daily Pop in a video interview released Wednesday. "I was like, 'Hold up now, I gotta get the paperwork right now. I can't just be taking kids with me.' "

When asked if she still planned on adopting, Haddish — who previously opened up about taking such steps to expand her family — said, "Not right now, but maybe at the end of the year, beginning of next year."

The comedian, who was placed in foster care as a child, has been candid about her aspiration to one day adopt a child. In May 2021, she explained to Daily Pop why surrogacy isn't the right route for her.

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Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish

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"I don't wanna pay nobody to carry my baby neither, 'cause then I have to go through a process of giving myself injections and all that stuff," Haddish said. "And I already gave up — here goes something everybody don't know, I'm gonna tell you: When I was 21 I was really hard up for some money and I gave up a bunch of eggs."

"So who knows, I might got some kids out here in these streets. I doubt it, though, because I never got the bonus. Maybe somewhere though, in cryo somewhere!" joked Haddish.

Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish

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At the time, she said she was "taking parenting classes now to adopt," adding, "I'm looking at, you know, 5 and up — really like 7. I want them to be able to know how to use the restroom on their own and talk. I want them to know that I put in the work and I wanted them."

RELATED VIDEO: Man Officially Adopts his 18-Year-Old Stepson

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She also joked that it would be an act of God to have an unplanned pregnancy.

"Let me tell you, if I get pregnant, that is all God — tearing down all walls, all barriers — 'cause definitely I have taken the precaution to protect," she explained. "Now, if that did happen, we gon' hire some help, then we're gonna cry a lot. ... And I'm not gonna be 'baby mama,' I'm gonna be 'wife.' "

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