Wellington: Jennifer Aniston is apparently planning to start a family.
The former Friends star reportedly told friends she is going "full steam ahead" to have a baby this year, reports Stuff.co.nz.
It has been claimed the 41-year-old star - who is currently single - is considering either adoption or using a surrogate mother, after the processes proved successful for other famous faces.
"Jen has been weighing up all her options, everything from using a surrogate to finding a suitable sperm donor. She's determined to go full steam ahead with becoming a mum," a source told National Enquirer.
"Jen sees this as the perfect time in her life to have a child. Right now, she prefers the idea of adoption, but using a surrogate like Sarah Jessica Parker did is also a possibility.
"And single mom Sandra Bullock has become a kind of role model for Jen since she adopted her baby a year ago," the source said.
Jennifer has been spending increasing amounts of time with Courteney and her 6-year-old daughter Coco since Courteney announced a trial separation from her husband David Arquette.
The former Friends co-stars are believed to have celebrated Christmas together and being around a child over the holiday season made Jennifer realize she is ready to have one of her own.
"Jen was overwhelmed by the love shared between mom and daughter - and it brought out all her maternal instincts," the source said.
"She loved hanging out with Coco, playing with her and chatting to her. It just emphasised to her how much she needs to be a mom herself," added the source.