Fallen Pop Idol Britney Spears is planning to adopt two Chinese children, reports have claimed today.

The 25-year-old is reportedly close to finalising the double adoption with an agency from China that would see her follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie in adopting children from overseas.

Earlier this month Britney - who has spent the last year earning headlines for all the wrong reasons you could think of –lost custody of her children temporarily to estranged husband Kevin Federline.

She is currently allowed to visit her children twice a week

According to the News of the World, the singer wants the two Chinese children, who are both six, to "fill the void" left by the absence of Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one.

The tabloid also claims that Britney is spending £25,000 planning her own funeral.

A source told the News of the World it "doesn't seem that Britney has thought this through completely"

"Adoption and a funeral? The two don't exactly go hand-in-hand," the source continued.

"It's a case of too much, too soon with Britney.

"Not a week goes by without something strange happening to her now. She's doing herself no favours."

25/11/2007 12:59:45