Nicole Richie Adopting Orphan

Is Nicole Richie adopting a little brother or sister for 9-month-old Harlow?

The 27-year-old reformed badass has been inspired to adopt an underprivileged orphan after working with numerous low-income families through her charity organization, the Richie Madden Foundation.

According to a Star Magazine scoop, Nicole is “seriously looking into it and asking a lot of questions about adopting.”

“Nicole has been visiting Beyond Shelter in L.A two or three times a week and spends a couple of hours with homeless children. She loves being around them.”

But Nic is going to have to do some serious convincing if she hopes to boyfriend Joel Madden on board with her Angelina-esque plans.

“I don’t know how keen her boyfriend is on the idea. Still Nicole is determined.”