Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow has said she and husband Chris Martin are moving closer to adopting a child after admitting they were open to the idea last year.

At last week’s UNICEF event at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Shakespeare in Love star explained: “People who have a lot also often feel like they have a lot to give. I have a good friend who always says that if you’re a person of means at all, then you have to adopt because there are so many kids in the world who need homes.”

But unlike the evening’s host Gwyneth’s good friend Madonna, who adopted son David from Malawi, the actress is looking closer to home: “we might get one from Brooklyn. No baby is more helpless than another baby. And I’m a New York girl.”