Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue is considering adoption, because her busy career and troubled love-life have scuppered attempts to start a family of her own.

The 33-year-old, whose sister KYLIE is battling breast cancer, has enjoyed long-term romances with Canadian racing driver JACQUES VILLENEUVE and French lover JEREMY GARAMOND, but has yet to find a man to settle down with.

And she is considering adoption to satisfy her growing desire for a child.

She says, "I love kids and I really want one. But I'm very busy and I haven't got anyone to start a family with at the moment."

A close friend says, "Her frantic work schedule has made it difficult to find Mr Right and have kids. There are so many unwanted kids out there and she'd make a great mother and could give them a wonderful lifestyle."