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When Jen’s marriage to Brad Pitt ended in 2005, he went on to become a veritable superdad, raising six kids with wife Angelina Jolie, while Jen was painted as the barren and lovelorn single gal. But while she’s always had maternal leanings, a source now says Jen wasn’t actually ready for motherhood until she met Justin.

When Jen was with Brad, her career was right where she wanted it to be, says the source, and she truly felt it would be selfish to have a child, whether adopted or her own, if she was going to be 100 percent focused on work. But now, she’s ready for this new adventure, says the insider, who adds that adoption proceedings kicked off after Jen and Justin returned from their Bora-Bora honeymoon in August. Bringing their baby home is likely to be months away, but Jen’s fairy-tale ending is finally in sight.

CHARLIZE THERON Jackson, 3, became a big brother this summer when Charlize adopted baby girl August.

SANDRA BULLOCK The right children came to me at the right time, Sandra said of adopting Louis, 5, in 2010, and Laila, 3, this year.

MADONNA The mom of Lourdes, 19, and Rocco, 15, was passionate about adopting Malawi-born David, 10, and Mercy, 9.

MARISKA HARGITAY Amaya and Andrew, both 4, joined Mariska’s family (including biological son August) in 2011.

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