Jolie and Pitt to Adopt Vietnamese Boy


Angelina Jolie smiling
Himalyan Times

Hanoi, Vietnam (rushprnews) – A Vietnamese adoption agency reports that actress Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are adopting a boy between the age of three and four years old.

The child, who has been living since infancy at the Tam Binh orphanage on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, was chosen during their recent visit by the celebrities and humanitarians but the planning started last fall. According to Vu Duc Long, the head of the justice ministry’s international adoption department in Hanoi, the adoption will be completed within three months and the boy should be moving to the U.S. within that time. Normally an adoption takes four months and up, but Vu stated “since the papers had been filed months ago, it will take three months top”. Jolie and Pitt visited the orphanage this past Thanksgiving and are believed to have chosen the boy at that time.

As the United Nations’ Goodwill ambassador since 2001, Jolie has brought world attention to the suffering of refugees and children’s victimization. She was awarded in 2003 with the first Citizen of the World Award from the UN’s Correspondents’ Association.

Jolie and Pitt have one daughter together named Shiloh born in May, and two others adopted by Jolie prior to her marriage to Pitt. Pitt has since adopted them as his own.

Anne Howard is a writer and publicist, who writes about the entertainment and high tech industries.