Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt adopting another child, a Syrian orphan

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2015 16:29 IST
Jolie and Pitt have six children in their famously multi-cultural brood, including, their biological children, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, and her twin Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, both seven and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, currently nine-years-old. Born on May 27, 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia, she was the couple’s first biological child together. (AP Photo)

Six isn’t enough for them: They’re getting one more (And had actually wished for three more). Yes, we’re talking about Hollywood’s superstar couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (Brangilina, if you will).

According to latest reports, Angelina and Brad are said to be expanding their brood of six by adopting yet another child, this time a Syrian orphan. The Syrian orphan, whom the couple is planning to adopt, is said to be one of three brothers, Angelina had met while on a mission to the country.

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Reports indicate that the 38-year-old actor, who is a UN Special Envoy for Refugee, went on a solo trip to Syria, and after seeing three Syrian orphans, she was heartbroken and wanted to adopt them all. The three Syrian brothers were orphaned after their father was taken away by soldiers and their mother killed in a bombing incident.

The star parents were apparently first planning on adopting a female Syrian orphan. However, after meeting the boys, Angelina is said to have wanted to adopt all three of them. But it was claimed that she was stopped as Brad allegedly said it would be hard for their children to adjust to the sudden change in family dynamics.

Of the adopted kids: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt from Ethiopia is currently 10, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt from Vietnam is 11 and the oldest child is Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, who was born in Cambodia on August 5, 2001. The 14-year-old was adopted in 2002 by Jolie, and later adopted in 2006 by Pitt. (AP Photo)

“Angie wanted to adopt all three, but when she got back to the United States, and told Brad about it, he said no,” a RadarOnline source has claimed.

“Going from six children to nine was just way too much, and Brad was concerned about how it would impact their other kids. But Angie didn’t put up a fight. She knew it just wouldn’t work. But they compromised at adopting one.”

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Angelina and Brad are already parents to six children, three biological including Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted, Maddox ,13, from Cambodia, Pax, 11, from Vietnam, and Ethiopian Zahara, 10. And at this rate, they could soon start their own football team!

The Mr and Mrs Smith co-stars are currently going through the formal requirements to welcome the boy into their lives.

Nevertheless, it could take a few months for all the paperwork to go through before Brad and Angie adopt a new son or daughter. In any event, the family is set to get bigger soon enough!

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