"She's always been family oriented and knew that she wanted to raise a child," an insider tells Us. "She wants to have a relationship with her daughter like she has with her mother."
Dawson, who was adopted by her own father, has been vocal about wanting to adopt in the past. "I always wanted to adopt kids cause my dad adopted me," the 35-year-old star told Latina magazine in 2008. "That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I've been thinking about it more."
"My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they're getting older," she explained. "It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children, going ‘Your grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could've known her.' That makes me sad cause it would be a waste to not have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it."
The Trance star, who split from director Danny Boyle last year, said that not knowing her biological dad hasn't bothered her. "My [adopted] dad started dating my mom when she was eight months pregnant with me," she told the mag. "He was beautiful. I wanted to be him. I love my father, he is amazing to me. I was daddy's little girl growing up."
Page Six was first to report the story.