Tiffany Haddish gives an update on her plans to adopt and what kind of child she wants
Tiffany Haddish, who was placed in foster care as a child, has opened up about her aspiration to adopt and also the age of the child she wants.
The actress told E!s Daily Pop in an interview released on Wednesday, Jan. 19: “I just went to Africa. I was just in Eritrea, and people were trying to give me their kids.
“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, Tiffany Haddish 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 wanting to adopt a child one day. She said her experience in foster care made her want to someday adopt a child from the system.
In May 2021, she explained to Daily Pop why surrogacy isn’t the right route for her.
She said: “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.
“And I already gave up — here goes something everybody doesn’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 get 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.
At the time, she said she was “taking parenting classes now to adopt.”
Speaking of the age of the child she’s looking to adopt, she said: “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.”