updated 10/29/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/29/2013 AT 5:35 PM ET
When Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson saw a tabloid proclaiming that he was adopting again, he had to pick up a copy.
“I always like to read what I’m up to,” he tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “[The tabloids] always seem to know what’s up with my life before I do.”
So what’s the truth? Does he really want to adopt again? “I will never say never,” he says firmly. “Adoption is something very close to my heart. We are not currently in the process of adoption, but I always keep an open mind and heart to it.”
Robertson, 41, and his wife, Korie, 40, adopted their son Will, 11, when he was just five weeks old – and have always been open with him about his past. “It’s never been a secret,” says Robertson. “For one thing, he’s biracial, so it was obvious. But here’s the thing: when we look at him, we don’t see an adopted kid. It doesn’t even cross our minds. He’s as much ours as our biological children.”