'I'm really happy with Samantha... and I want to adopt a child', says Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan may only be 22, but she's already started making plans to adopt a child.

The reformer Hollywood hellraiser insists she is happier than ever since finding love with DJ Samantha Ronson and is looking forward to the future.

After experiencing a difficult childhood and past few years, Lohan believes her life experience would make her a good mother.
She tells the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine: 'At some point, I want to adopt a kid as well.

'A child in need or a newborn from another country. I’m not sure yet.'

Lohan would be the latest in a long list of Hollywood stars who have adopted, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Sheryl Crow, Calista Flockhart and Mia Farrow.

After months of rumours, Lohan finally confirmed she was in a relationship with Ronson - sister of artist/producer Mark Ronson - last month.

Speaking to the magazine, a defiant Lohan declared: 'People can think what they want. I'm really happy and that's all that matters.'

Some have credited Ronson with helping Lohan get her life back in order after stints in rehab, a spell in jail as well as being sentenced to community service following her driving under the influence arrests.

While Lohan acknowledges Ronson has been a great help in her life, she insists it is her alone who has dealt with her problems.

She said: '(Samantha's) a great person. But I think that anything that's changed in my life is because of me. I've gone through it and I've had to deal with it and I've made the decision to move forward. So, yeah, she's a great person.'

The couple are so happy together they are reportedly looking at buying an apartment together in New York.

Earlier this week, the couple were photographed looking loved up on holiday in Mexico.