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Just like Charlotte York, Kristin Davis turned to adoption to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom!

The Sex and the City actress, 46, welcomed baby Gemma Rose a few months ago. But a pal close to Davis tells the new Us Weekly -- on stands Friday -- she "has been thinking about doing this for a while." 

In a 2010 interview, the star -- who's been linked to actors Alec Baldwin and Rick Fox -- admitted the idea of single parenthood gave her pause. "It's a really hard job," she said.

But those close to Davis say she's more than ready for motherhood. "She's really loving and caring," a friend gushed to Us. "She'll make a great mom." 

For more on Kristin's decision to adopt, check out the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday.