Kim Kardashian: 'I want to adopt'
Published 04/08/2014 | 08:43
Kim Kardashian felt such a bond with an orphan she met on holiday she wanted to adopt her.
The 33-year-old reality TV star has been seen vacationing in Thailand with her family on their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In the latest instalment of the series, Kim and her loved ones went to an orphanage after it was suggested by their tour guide.
They took gifts for the kids there, with Kim forming a close bond with a 12-year-old girl called Pink, who gave her a good luck bracelet.
"She is so sweet, I like literally want to take her home with me," Kim gushed, before opening up about the experience to her husband Kanye West on the phone.
"I told him, 'Honey, I would like literally adopt her.'"
Kim's mother Kris Jenner was also on the trip, but wasn't so impressed with her daughter. She had some stern words with her about taking the children's plight seriously.
"You can’t just go to an orphanage and fall in love with a child and then think that you can take them home like you're shopping," she said. "You get so passionate about things."
Undeterred, Kim even spoke to the manager of the resort she was staying in about adoption. After being informed that the government discouraged people from other countries from giving Thai orphans homes, Kim called the news "so sad".
Kendall Jenner was also on the trip and wondered out loud how children coped with living in orphanages. That got Kim thinking too, and she spoke about how much she appreciates coming from a large family.
"I’m really impressed with how happy these kids are with, you know, so little of what they have," she said. "I grew up with such a strong family bond and connection; it makes me so sad that these kids don’t have that family element."
There were also some light-hearted moments on the show, including when Kim discussed the paparazzi. Kanye is famously anti the photographers and has had brushes with the law due to scuffles with them. After seeing some snappers, Kim recalled a story she'd heard about the rapper.
"Kanye went to jail, they arrested him, and you know you get to make one call in jail? So he called Mr Chow’s and ordered take out to be delivered to jail," she laughed.