"I don't want to publicise this matter. I am looking for one (baby)," Akhtar said.
The controversial Pakistani player who has been in news for all the wrong reasons, be it doping charges or hitting his team mate with a bat, said that he has not yet decided whether to adopt a baby boy or girl.
"The time is right and I can give time to that kid whether a baby boy or baby girl. God willing my family and I want to support and look forward to adopting one child," he added.
Akhtar has been doing charity work in areas like bone marrow banks and cancer awareness in Australia.
It was a special occasion for 120 children of the Chandigarh school, who sang songs from popular Hindi movies for the Rawalpindi Express.
Akhtar also played cricket with the children and few of them even managed some lusty blows against his 'fast' deliveries.