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Brad Pitt: “Adoption Saved My Daughter”

Brad Pitt is convinced his eldest daughter with Angelina Jolie would certainly have died if she had not been adopted from Africa by the Hollywood couple.

The actor and his partner are parents to six children – three biological kids and three who were adopted from various countries around the world.

The couple adopted Zahara, now six, from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005 when she was just six months old, and Pitt is convinced the youngster would not have survived if they had not taken her in.

Pitt explained: “I have seen children suffer far beyond what we experience in America – like our oldest daughter. I know she would not be alive (if she had not been adopted). I know what care was available to her, and it was nil. I cannot imagine life without her.”

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Angelina Jolie To Adopt From Pakistan?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are excitedly talking about baby number 7.
The 35-year-old Angelina wanted to adopt a baby from Pakistan, but Brad wants to go the natural route.

“Brad wanted Angie to get pregnant, but she was determined to start the adoption process again,” said a spokesperson. “He had a serious talk with Angie and finally convince her that since she’s getting a little older, this may be her last chance to have an easy pregnancy.”

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: True Humanitarians

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie opened their own Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2003 to help those in need and to help save our planet.

They donated $1 million to refugees in Pakistan in June. According to tax records, in 2006 alone they donated $8 million to charities. They are true super heroes of the modern world!

Some causes they support include: adoption, AIDS, at risk youth, cancer, disaster relief, the environment, fair trade, homelessness, human rights, missing children, and poverty.

They are great supporters of many charities and the list of charities is always growing.

A few of their charities that they support are: Afghanistan Relief, African Children’s Choir, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Canada, Cure Autism Now, Global Action for Children, Human Rights Watch, plus many more.

Thank you to this couple – today’s modern super heroes – that Passes It On and helps others!

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Angelina Says “Never Say No To Adopting More”

19th June 2009

She may already have six children, but Angelina Jolie says she and partner Brad Pitt would ‘never say no’ to adopting more.

The actress, who made an appearance to mark World Refugee Day in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, confirmed that the couple intends to expand their already large brood.

Angelina spoke about meeting an inspiring 15-year-old orphan paralysed by a gunshot wound yet he showed his strength in the face of tragedy.

Angelina also revealed how she talks to her children about the tragedy they see around them when they visit refugee camps.

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Angelina Jolie to Adopt from Armenia?

YEREVAN, May 26 (RIA Novosti) – Armenia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said on Tuesday it had no information on reported plans by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to adopt an Armenian baby.

The head of the ministry’s department for children, Lena Airapetyan, said Armenia’s authorities do not grant privileges to celebrity couples, and that Jolie and Pitt would have to go through all the standard procedures necessary for adoption.

“They must provide full information on biographies, annual profit, a guarantee that they can take care of a child, and proof of a lack of previous convictions. If everything passes smoothly, a child could be adopted within a month,” she said.

The official said however that “they give me great hope as I have heard that they take good care of adopted children.”

Angelina Jolie’s adoption consultant, Dr. Ronald Federici, founder of Advocates for Children in Therapy, could not be reached for comment.

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Willing to Adopt More…

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are raising 6 kids – 3 adopted and the rest 3 are biological. Maddox, who is eight year old was adopted from Cambodia, Pax, five, from Vietnam and Zahara, four, from Ethiopia. Their three biological children are two year old Shiloh and eight-month-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Pitt and Jolie have always shown their willingness to adopt more children. Pitt was quoted joking that the couple were already “overdue” another child. “We average about two a year, so I guess we’re overdue, aren’t we?”.

Angelina Jolie’s adoption consultant, Dr. Ronald Federici, could not be reached for comment.

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About Dr. Federici, Angelina Jolie’s Adoption Consultant

Dr. Ron Federici is an expert in the neuropsychiatric evaluation of internationally adopted children. He has been involved in lobbying in the USA to improve policies and procedures for international adoptions and is actively involved in humanitarian aid programs seeking to address the child welfare crisis in Romania. He is the father of seven adopted children from Eastern Europe.

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