jillian michaels getty Jillian Michaels adopting a baby from the CongoJillian Michaels, fitness guru and trainer on “The Biggest Loser,” tells US Weekly that she is in the process of trying to adopt a baby from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She had previously made it public that she had a desire to start a family, but now it sounds like the wheels are in motion.

“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. So the paperwork is
done, and now it’s just a waiting game,” says Michaels. “It could be six months, twelve
months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you
and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the
child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or

In a 2010 interview with Women’s Health, Michaels expressed a controversial opinion that she “couldn’t handle” putting her body through the strain of pregnancy. She also said that adopting was like rescuing something – “It’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”

In addition to a pending baby and training on “The Biggest Loser,” she has also signed on to work on the expert panel on TV’s “The Doctors” and serve as a correspondent for “Dr. Phil.”

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