Tyra Banks is interested in adopting a child.

The 38-year-old supermodel has revealed she desperately wants to become a parent and is open to all options.

The 'America's Next Top Model' star told 'Access Hollywood Live' on Tuesday (15.10.13): ''I will have children, whether they come out of me or come to me. I'm open to [adopting]. I'm definitely open.''

She added: ''I've been wanting to do that since before it was cool.

''Since I was 9 years old, I'd be like, 'Mommy! I want a baby, but it don't have to be my baby and I can take it from over there and I can raise the baby.' She's like, 'That's called adoption,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, mommy, I want to do that.' So, since I was 9.''

Tyra revealed that she is currently ''dating'' and isn't in a serious relationship but has no desire to date anyone famous.

She said: ''It's just very private and they're not famous. That's why people don't think I'm doing anything.''

Tyra recently sold a script based on her life to America's ABC network. She will co-create and executive produce a show based on her experiences with her friend Kenya Barris Banks, who is a TV writer. The comedy will be called 'Fivehead', a tongue-in-cheek reference to Tyra's large forehead.