AT 44, JENNIFER ANISTON may finally achieve her dream of becoming a mom!

Sources tell The ENQUIRER that the for­mer “Friends” star and fiancé Justin Theroux are hunting for a surrogate to carry their first child.

With her biological clock ticking louder than Big Ben, Jennifer was in­spired to choose surrogacy by close pal Nicole Kidman, who’s used the same method, the sources add.

“Jennifer has been intrigued by the idea of surrogacy for years,” revealed an insider. “But it wasn’t until she spoke to Nicole that she found the courage to go for it.

“She and Justin have de­cided surrogacy is right for them, and they’re looking to find the ideal candidate by summertime at the latest.

“They’re both incredibly excited to become parents and realize that bringing a baby into the world is the big­gest commitment they’ll ever make. They’ve been getting tons of advice from friends, and Nicole has been enor­mously helpful.”

Jennifer and Nicole, 46, became close while filming the 2011 romcom “Just Go with It.”

Oscar winner Nicole mar­ried country music star Keith Urban in 2006 and delivered their first child – 5-year-old daugh­ter Sunday Rose – naturally. Their second child, daughter Faith, was born via a surrogate in December 2010.

“Nicole adores Jennifer and thinks she and Justin make a wonderful couple,” said another source. “She believes a baby would cement their happiness and knows firsthand how the surrogacy process works.

“Jen has always said she’s not in a rush to have chil­dren, and surrogacy gives her time to prepare for the baby’s birth without going through the stress of a pregnancy. She isn’t hung up over an­other woman being involved, because she believes that bringing another life into the world through any method is such a magical experience in itself.”

Jennifer, whose five-year marriage to big-screen hunk Brad Pitt ended in October 2005, went public with her ro­mance with Justin, 42, in mid-2011. As The ENQUIRER has reported, they’ve been trying to conceive since their engagement in August 2012.

The Hollywood sweetheart has reportedly undergone fertility treat­ments while also weighing adoption and surrogacy. dreams.

 Among the Hollywood stars who have embraced surro­gacy are Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, and Elizabeth Banks, 39, of “Hunger Games” fame.

“Jennifer can’t wait to welcome a child into the world,” added the insider. “She’s approaching this in a very level-headed manner, but privately she admits it’s the  most thrilling time of her life.”