Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the A list celebrity power couple who appear to have it all. And despite already having six children, it seems that the couple are eager to add to their brood.

According to UsWeekly the Hollywood stars are in the process of adopting a child from Syria. A source told the publication: "They want to adopt a little girl from Syria," adding that the adoption process is already "in the works".

The source claimed that the By The Sea director has been thinking about adopting a child from the war-torn region for some time.

In her role as special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Jolie has visited Iraq on several occasions and most recently was seen talking to grade school children at a camp on Dohuk, Iraq. Highlighting the plight of Yazidi and Syrian refugees, she urged world leaders to do more to bring the conflict in Syria and Iraq to an end.

In March 2015, the 39-year-old revealed that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent the onset of ovarian cancer. As a result of the surgery she is now unable to biologically have children.

The Maleficent star opened up about her brave decision in an opinion piece, titled Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary Of A Surgery, published in the New York Times. Her mother Marcheline Bertrand died from cancer in 2007.

Brad and Angelina already have six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, eight, and twins Vivienne and Knox, aged six.

Jolie was joined by two of her children for a family night out at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on 28 March.

Shiloh and Zahara cheered her, on as she was announced Kids Choice Favourite Villain for her role in Maleficent. The actress was given a big hug by her children who joyously threw their arms in the air to celebrate their mother's big win.