The Oscar-winning actress - who gave a home to baby Jackson, who is from her native South Africa, in March - had always thought about adopting but never contemplated doing it without a man in her life.
The Prometheus actress told Australian magazine Madison: ''You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened.''
She added: ''I always knew I would adopt. Always.''
The 36-year-old actress has always been open about her desire to adopt, saying in 2011: ''I'm open to everything in life. I want a baby. If it would happen tomorrow I would be very happy.''
Charlize - who stars alongside Kristen Stewart in her new film, Snow White and the Huntsman - spilt from her partner boyfriend of 9 years, Stuart Townsend, in 2010.
But the 36-year-old screen beauty won't be getting hitched any time soon as she thinks marriage is nothing more than a ceremony.
She said: ''It has never been that important to me. I don't know why exactly. Some might say it's because my parents didn't have a good marriage, but I don't think so. I treat my relationships like marriages.
The ceremony isn't that important to me.''
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Prince Harry took part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup and Channel24 was there to capture every moment! Read More »
Prince Harry tumbled off his mount twice while playing Polo near Cape Town. Read More »
Scientists and researchers believe that almost five million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year and it’s affecting our food.
Cape Town CBD
HousesR 3 295 000
TownhousesR 1 250 000
HousesR 3 700 000