January 01, 2012 04:00 PM

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Jillian Michaels is only an ocean away from motherhood.

After announcing in 2010 that she would be focusing her efforts on starting a family, the former Biggest Loser trainer began the adoption process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

And while she has finally received her referral, Michaels’ future daughter awaits the day they are reunited — in Haiti.

“I’ve been matched with a little girl,” she tells Access Hollywood Live.

“I went over to visit orphanages and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her.”

However, while Michaels, 37, is elated that her dream of being a mother is quickly becoming a reality, she admits it is still too soon to celebrate.

“I now have to get her home … it could take up to a year to get her home,” she says. “Anything can happen and fall through or fall apart, so it’s kind of premature for me to say it, but that’s where it’s at.”

Should the adoption go awry, Michaels warns, “You’ll know why I’m devastated and not coming out of my house for months.”

— Anya Leon

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