Angelina Jolie's Ethiopian adoption

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 January 2009
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's Ethiopian adoption

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly going to adopt another Ethiopian child this month

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly set to adopt another Ethiopian child.

The couple - who already have three biological children Shiloh, two, six-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted children, Cambodian Maddox, seven, Pax, five, from Vietnam and four-year-old Ethiopian girl Zahara - are planning to jet to Africa before the end of January to complete paperwork on the new addition to their family.

A source revealed: "Brad and Angelina have seen pictures of a two-year-old girl they'd love to adopt. If everything goes to plan, Angelina will file papers in person in the capital city of Addis Ababa in the New Year and they will pick up their new daughter two days later."

Officials in Ethiopia have confirmed they are expecting the family this month as Brad, 45, and 33-year-old Angelina are planning to visit the AIDS/HIV clinic they founded after adopting Zahara.

A clinic source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "I can't say anything about when they are coming, but yes, when they come to Ethiopia we will expect a visit from them."

Brad and Angelina are said to be keen on extending their brood while their other children are still young.

An insider explained: "Angelina gets a kick from saving kids and giving them this amazing life they would have never had otherwise.

"Yes they might be adding to their family fast but they want all their kids to be roughly the same age so they do the nanny stage and get it over and done with.

"Another kid in the house will make no difference to the noise and chaos they already have."


1. Jes18 Jan 2009, 9:14pm Report

I find this terribly disturbing. Not because she and Mr. Pitt have chosen to adopt again.. but because they don't seem to be held by the same troubles and laws that other adoptive families MUST abide by.

In the time that she has adopted Pax and the expected adoption of another child in Ethiopa, most adoptive families will have only just made it to the middle (at best) of a long waiting list.

In fact, if she does complete an adoption before march 2009, I myself will still be waiting for my own adopted child to be assigned to me. And still nowhere near bringing him or her home.

Before anyone starts whining for the sake of Saint Jolie-Pitt... please note that I started my adoption around the same time as the Jolie-Pitt's initial adoption of young Pax. We were in the same program. When Vietnam closed their doors to adoption, they had a child and we didn't. Leaving us with the only option of adopting elsewhere. Had it not been that we were on the same program for adoption, I don't think I would have been able to pick Mrs. Jolie out of a line up.

In the end... it pays to be famous. Because wealth, and dedication have nothing to do with it clearly.

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