Holly Madison is adopting a child.

The 'Holly's World' star - who has been dating Pasquale Rotella for just under a year - has revealed she has started the process to adopt and can't wait to become a mother.

She told In Touch magazine: ''I've started the adoption process. I really want to be a mommy.''

Although she recently spoke out about trying to get pregnant, Holly decided to adopt because she is too busy with her career to have a baby herself.

She explained: ''I love performing, and you can't really do that when you're pregnant.''

Holly has contacted Hold My Hand, an adoption mentoring service which help prospective parents.

Last month Holly insisted becoming a mother is her top priority because she is in such a good place in her life.

She said: ''I've wanted kids and that's something I'm definitely doing as soon as possible.

''It is something that the time in my life is right for.

''Definitely being with the right guy has a lot to do with it. My relationship is awesome. I'm happier than I've ever been in my personal life.''