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Angelina Files Vietnam Adoption Papers

Angelina Files Vietnam Adoption Papers

The Associated Press just published that Angelina Jolie will be adopting her next child from Vietnam with her partner Brad Pitt. (It was reported by US Weekly last month.)

According to Vu Duc Long, the director of Vietnam’s International Adoption Agency, Angie has tfiled papers to adopt a Vietnamese child, the country’s top adoption official said Friday.

Said Long, “She just filed the papers this week.”

“We consider her like any other American who wants to adopt children from Vietnam. She is not yet married so the file was from her individually. It will take a few months for us to consider this,” he added.

A source close to Angie said, “The process began shortly after Shiloh was born. It has been a long process and she is now simply waiting for further information.”

Brad and Angie have three children — Maddox, 5, Zahara, 2, and Shiloh, 9 months.

Maddox was adopted from Cambodia, Zahara was born adopted from Ethiopia, and baby Shiloh was born to the couple in Namibia.

Brad and Angie spent Thanksgiving in Vietnam, where they visited the Tam Binh orphanage, on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Thanks, NM!

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  • Leonie

    COOL!!! but i thikn it may be a little fast, i mean their youngest is only 9-months. but if they think they can handle 4 kids under 6 then congrats to them!!

    god bless the jolie-pitt family

    P.S FIRST

  • Anon

    Aha! FIRST!!!!!

    Good for them, but they need to chill out a bit after this one…

  • Anon

    not FIRST ;o(

  • zen

    If it is true.. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Once in while

    More power to this family!!

  • Aleezy

    Angie’s going a bit wild on the ol’adoption. She needs to chill it a bit, nothing worse than recreating a boarding school at home. Inadequate attention t oeach child is definately going to affect self esteem and personalities. She needs to thin about that before she starts churning out wackos. Brad just follows her wishes, he’s such a puppy, needs to be castrated since she’s obviously the one with the balls…

  • Leonie

    HAHA i was first lol!!! i love this family. but i cant get the pics for brad and shi on their trip together at work i have seen 2 pics and they are to die for – shiloh is such a sweetie

  • http://justjared im number 12

    Aleezy Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 8:56 am – flag comment
    Angie’s going a bit wild on the ol’adoption. She needs to chill it a bit, nothing worse than recreating a boarding school at home. Inadequate attention t oeach child is definately going to affect self esteem and personalities. She needs to thin about that before she starts churning out wackos. Brad just follows her wishes, he’s such a puppy, needs to be castrated since she’s obviously the one with the balls…

    —————————————————————————————–
    I have 11 brothers and sisters and i could not get anything
    past my mom and dad. I think the kids will be fine

  • stranger

    Apparently it is TRUE.
    Weren’t they suppose to be adopting a boy between the aages of 2 and four?

    Anyway, great news. The Jolie-Pitt clan keeps growing! Sweet!

  • oh brother

    7
    Aleezy Says:

    Brad has no balls?

    you get this info how?

    You are a idiot.

  • Question

    This adoption is going to take at least 6 months, Shiloh will be about the same age zee was when their new baby makes an appearance. It is amazing , Brad had said before he married, and even during his marriage he wanted 10 kids, and it looks like he will get he wish, my grandma had eight kids, they all had love and attention. When I see those pictures of Brad and Shiloh, it melted my heart, God Bless Them.

  • zen

    7
    Aleezy Says:
    March 2nd, 2007 at 8:56 am – flag comment
    Brad just follows her wishes, he’s such a puppy, needs to be castrated since she’s obviously the one with the balls…
    —————————————————-
    Don’t start this kind of convo. Do you know where you are?
    Just a friendly reminder. he he!

  • G

    Yeah, cool, and by the end of this year she’ll get pregnant again.
    Brad wants a soccer team.

  • Hmmm

    Angie’s going a bit wild on the ol’adoption. She needs to chill it a bit, nothing worse than recreating a boarding school at home. Inadequate attention t oeach child is definately going to affect self esteem and personalities. She needs to thin about that before she starts churning out wackos. Brad just follows her wishes, he’s such a puppy, needs to be castrated since she’s obviously the one with the balls…
    ========
    ITA

    Maddox, Zahara and now a new baby because we know that Shiloh doesn’t exist for her. Brad is a moron, I bet he knows that angelina doesn’t give a shit about the bio baby but doesn’t do anything. We have another mommy dearest on the way, poor shiloh.

  • anustin

    der adopting a todler.

  • zen

    Aleezy Says:
    Brad just follows her wishes, he’s such a puppy, needs to be castrated since she’s obviously the one with the balls…

    I guess my warning is late. Told you so….careful careful.

  • dragonfly

    I am guessing this might be an older child, possibly a boy. We’ll see.

    If it is true, then best wishes to them! Like Brad and Angie have both said, they are fortunate to be able to have help around the house with all the mundane stuff that keeps most of us regular folks from spending more time with our kids. In the J-P household, one parent works while the other stays home. They appear to be terrific, devoted parents who probably spend more cumulative time with their kids than the average working parents. I say more power to them. They will know when it is time to stop. Angie wants to do this while she is young, and Brad has agreed with her on that. People who are judging them and saying it is too soon are making that call based on the average household, and the J-P’s are far from average, so don’t even drag out that tired old argument.

  • anustin

    no anon,anjie will be pregnant again!

  • IGNORE!IGNORE!

    IGNORE THE PEST!

  • http://justjared fanforlife

    Hmmm Says:

    We have another mommy dearest on the way, poor shiloh.
    —————————————————————-
    You mean poor Lourdes dont you?
    Mad-donna is the only mommy dearest i see.

  • zen

    15
    Hmmm Says:
    March 2nd, 2007 at 9:03 am – flag comment
    ——–
    Whoa! another TROLL. You are being warned. This is Angie and Brad’s territory.
    I’ll be here watching you being chewed and spit out soon.

  • anustin

    they’ll stop by the time papa pitt will be 45.

  • BRAD WANTS A SOCCER TEAM OF KIDS

    … and so it shall be … A SOCCER TEAM OF KIDS

  • leila

    NOT TRUE. When Angie Adopts, she will will let us know first, not the other way around. Got them. People underestimate this woman.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    You go Angie and Brad. Weren’t these the same people who were saying that Zahara wasn’t going to get enough love from Angelina because she was still too young when Angie was pregnant? It’s going to be months before the kid is home with them and by that time Shiloh will be over a year old. They want to take care of the kids when they are still young so they can grow old with them. All I’ll say is kudos to them.

  • leila

    Remember Z & Mad, her adoption were a surprise to us. I bet when she comes back she will squash the rumous.

  • think positive!

    If the Associated Press just copied what US weekly said last week then I don’t believe it. And I think that’s the case. I will believe it only when I will here a confirmation from Angie and Brad.

    But if it’s true congratulations to them! Both Brad and Angie have said that they want to expand their family while they are still young. And to all this who are so quick to judge if Angie filled the papers this week the process will take three to five months until they can take the child home or even more based on the Vietnamese adoption laws. Shiloh will be more that one year old already by then. You people wouldn’t be happy if they where adopting even after five years.

    It takes a very compassionate heart to love a child that has not your genes and thank God Brad and Angie can do it but it seems some of you are missing that compassion.

    It’s obvious that the idea of Brad and Angie having more kids together irritates some very much but that the way it is. It’s their life and they will do what they think is best for them. Continue to judge if you want but that won’t change a thing.

  • anustin

    der gonna be 7 by then.i mean children.

  • jamilla

    Your right leila, She’ll unfortunately dissappoint your ASS>

  • oh brother

    Angelina To Adopt Again, But Does Brad Know?

    Four down, 189 to go. That, at least, is where Angelina Jolie is at when it comes to raising a child from each of the world’s countries. Today, Vietnam’s top adoption official tells the AP that Angelina has filed papers to adopt a kid from his country, via a US adoption agency. Curiously, says Vu Duc Long, Jolie applied to adopt as a single parent. She and Brad Pitt, of course, already have Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh, representing Cambodia, Ethiopia, and the United States, respectively. No word on whether adoption officials in Luxembourg have been contacted.

    tmz pfft, trying to stir siht up.

  • jamilla

    the source is from TMZ> PLEASE> FAKE > FAKE> FAKE> story

  • Layla

    Okay, enough already. Look, I’m not a hater. I actually do like Brad & Angelina together and think that people who believe that she somehow destroyed his marriage are terribly naive about relationships or are just plain idiots. That being said, how can you give a 3 babies under the age of 2 the attention that they need? And I’m not talking about someone changing nappies and preparing bottles, I mean the 1 on 1 that the child needs with its parents.

  • stranger

    Hmmm, you make no sense.
    If you are going to say something offensive, at least have the courtesy of proving your neurons are working properly.

    Re-read what you wrote, see if you can spot the completely flawed logic of your statement.

    If you are unable to do so, that means that you… wait! Draw your own conclusions, that is, if you can.

  • G

    Brad wants a soccer team… how many are there in a soccer team?

  • bluemoon

    29
    think positive! Says:
    +++++++
    I don’t think they are copying US Weekly article, the director of Vietnam’s International Adoption said that she filed this week. The process probably will take 4-6 months.

  • oh brother

    34
    G Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 9:19 am – flag comment
    Brad wants a soccer team… how many are there in a soccer team?

    11

  • stranger

    Source: AP, Thanh Nien = Vietnamese News

    Hollywood star files to adopt in Vietnam: official

    American actress Angelina Jolie is seeking to adopt a Vietnamese child.

    A US adoption agency representing the Hollywood star filed the papers at Vietnam’s International Adoption Agency, the agency’s director, Vu Duc Long, said.

    “She filed the papers this week,” he said.

    Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, have three children: five-year-old Maddox, adopted from Cambodia; two-year-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia; and another daughter, Shiloh, who was born to the couple in May.

    Long would not name the US adoption agency working with Jolie, who has applied to adopt as a single parent.

    He said it could take up to four months for the files to be processed. “If she could find a child soon, things could progress faster.”

    It had taken French singer Johnny Hallyday two-and-a-half months to adopt a Vietnamese child, he said.

    Jolie and Pitt made a surprise visit to Vietnam during Thanksgiving last November when they visited the Tam Binh orphanage on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.

    Pictures of the couple cruising around HCMC on a motorbike were splashed across the front pages of Vietnamese newspapers.

    A source told Thanh Nien Jolie was looking for a four-year-old child from the Tam Binh orphanage.

    The orphanage director, Nguyen Van Trung, declined to comment, saying merely he was waiting for the papers from the International Adoption Agency.

    Source: Thanh Nien, AP

  • sam

    Just wondering, not trying to be rude, but why do you think that Angie applies and not Brad. I mean not together as they can’t because they are not married. But why doesn’t Brad apply this time and be the main one to adopt? I realize that the child will live with both of them once it comes home, however I know that Angie has talked about the process and what it is like to go through. Don’t you think that this would be interesting for Brad to do? It would be a great example to other fathers out there showing them that adopting as a man is a good idea.

  • kk1

    32
    Layla Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 9:16 am – flag comment
    Okay, enough already. Look, I’m not a hater. I actually do like Brad & Angelina together and think that people who believe that she somehow destroyed his marriage are terribly naive about relationships or are just plain idiots. That being said, how can you give a 3 babies under the age of 2 the attention that they need? And I’m not talking about someone changing nappies and preparing bottles, I mean the 1 on 1 that the child needs with its parents.
    *****************************************************
    ZAHARA IS ALREADY TWO. SHILOH WILL BE ONE BEFORE THE NEW CHILD JOINS THE FAMILY. ADOPTION PROCESS IN VIETNAM WILL TAKE 4-6 MONTHS BEFORE CHILD JOINS FAMILY.
    SO CHILDREN =
    5 YEAR OLDER
    2 YEAR OLDER
    1 YEAR OLDER
    NEW CHILD WHO MAY BE NEWBORN OR OLDER CHILD 3-4

    MANY FAMILIES HAVE A CHILD A YEAR IN LARGE FAMILES AND ALL CHILDREN DO QUITE WELL. THEY WANT A LARGE FAMILY AND THEY WANT ONE SOONER THAN LATER. THEY WILL DO FINE!!!!!

  • anustin

    people they have the resources,why not!if its true!they been blessed for so many times.GOD BLESS THEM BOTH!

  • anon

    38
    sam Says:

    interesting point.

  • sprite

    32
    Layla Says:

    You should ask Heidi and Seal that question.

  • sophie

    #32, Layla says:
    That being said, how can you give a 3 babies under the age of 2 the attention that they need? And I’m not talking about someone changing nappies and preparing bottles, I mean the 1 on 1 that the child needs with its parents.
    +++++++

    I guess you’re saying that parents of twins or triples or more are doomed? or their kids are? do you have kids? cause if you did, you’d know that what you wrote is idiotic

  • hey hey

    To all those who keep complaining that it is too soon, Shiloh is too young, each child will not receive proper attention blah blah blah … hope to meet you in Heidi Klum’s thread (she has had three pregnancies in three years) or Britney’s (we know how her first son celebrated his birthday a few days after she gave birth to the second one) …. and I hope to see YOU BASHING THEM TOO. If not, then STFU.

  • sophie

    #38 Sam says:
    ++++++++

    interesting point indeed, but maybe its just all logisitcs…filming schedules, process that needs to be done after the child comes to the US (is it easier for Brad to adopt as second parent?) etc. etc. who knows. I do think that AJ and BP have thought of all the angles and are doing what is best for their family

  • bluemoon

    A four year old boy? that’s interesting. It would be very good for Maddox.

  • http://captdoloresaol.com captd

    Of course Brad knows. How idiotic. Why does everyone want to create a rift between these two loving parents. It boggles my mind. Hang in there Brad and Angie.

  • BRAD WANTS A SOCCER TEAM OF KIDS

    G Says:

    Brad wants a soccer team… how many are there in a soccer team?

    ===================

    10 outfield players and 1 goalie ===> total of 11 players

  • Just Remember

    13
    zen Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 9:01 am – flag comment
    *****************
    Just a friendly reminder, this is an open forum, which means everyone (die hard fan or not) can openly express their POV on this issue. Peace!
    ——–
    zen Says:

    March 2nd, 2007 at 9:09 am – flag comment
    Whoa! another TROLL. You are being warned. This is Angie and Brad’s territory.
    I’ll be here watching you being chewed and spit out soon.

    ***************************
    That’s very sad, that if someone doesn’t agree or has a different POV than what you have then they will be *chewed u & spit out* by Brad & Angelina’s die hard fans?!?! Come’on, WTF, I’m sure Brad & Angelina’s fans have more class than that? Right? Please tell me I’m right! Because Brad & Angelina seem to be classy people, so maybe their fans should show some class as well, and don’t RESPOND! I understand you believe this forum is (in your words) Angie and Brad territory, but a blog is a blog and everyone, no matter who you are or what your opinion may be is welcome to comment. and your not always going to have people who agree, so accept that fact that this is an open forum! If y’all want to come and chew me up and spit me out for expressing my opinion, go at it, I will not RESPOND back if I don’t agree with your comment!! Peace!

  • stranger

    A coworker of my brother had 5 babies in a year. Twins in February and triplets in December. That was 15 years ago, all five kids are doing fine.

    But, in order to be fair, the poor parents went through hell during the first two years, 5 bottles, 5 diapers, 5 baths, tons of clothes to wash, etc.

    I was so curious I went with my brother to see the 5 babies, the triplets were so tiny. But they managed, even in such an extreme situation – and they did not have the resources Brad and Angie have.

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