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Was money behind Jolie’s fast track adoption?

Rumour has it that the actor had promised to pay $2 million to the Tam Binh Orphan Centre.

sex-and-relationships Updated: Aug 07, 2013 11:56 IST


Rumour has it that actress Angelina Jolie has promised to pay two million dollars to the Tam Binh Orphan Centre as and when the process for the adoption of the boy she has chosen completes.

However, the director of the orphanage, Nguyen Van Trung, has refuted claims of "money changing hands" by saying that the only purpose of giving the boy in adoption to Jolie was to provide him with a safe home.

"Our goal is to seek a safe home for the child. Jolie has not promised to give anything to the centre," US Weekly magazine quoted him as saying.

Van Trung has also revealed that the little boy was abandoned at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital as an infant, and then taken to the orphanage. He said that the staff at the centre tried their best to locate his parents but failed. The centre’s director also said that the boy was in good health and liked playing soccer.

"He is in good health. He is a little bit shy," Trung said. The boy will be given to Jolie at a ceremony in Ho Chi Min City.

First Published: Mar 14, 2007 14:36 IST