Charlize Theron has become a mother for the second time

Three years ago Charlize adopted her son Jackson from South Africa. This week reports are claiming she took custody of a second child following a six month adoption process.

The Oscar-winner is believed to have officially taken custody of an African-American girl who was born in the U.S.

Reports from TMZ say that in addition to 3-year old Jackson, Charlize has now received custody of the little girl named August.

In the past Charlize has spoken about how she has had a strong desire to adopt since she was a child herself.

The Daily Mail  have noted that she wrote a letter as a young girl that said: "Would you please take me to an orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?"

In May the actress was asked if she would like to have more children and she did not opposed to expanding her family.

“I was never like, 'Oh god no just one.' I was always kind of open to whatever kind of happens.”

The Mad Max star reportedly dumped fiancé Sean Penn, 54, in May.

Although no one seems to know the reason why and the pair certainly looked happy when they appeared on the red carpet together for her film’s premiere on May 14.