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Jolie To Arrive in Vietnam Tonight

Jolie To Arrive in Vietnam Tonight

If all goes according to plan, officials say Angelina Jolie could bring her newly adopted child home from Vietnam by the weekend.

Angelina is expected to arrive in Vietnam late Wednesday night and attend an adoption ceremony with Vietnamese officials on Thursday morning.

The 3-and-a-half-year-old boy Angelina is expected to adopt has been living at the Tam Binh orphanage (pictured) on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • First

    First ?

  • leetle UN

    CUTE! Keep his Vietnamese name, Angie!

  • Flora

    Love her family…

  • BeeLoved

    Thanks Jared :)

    Wow!! Soon Mad will have a little brother to kick ball with :lol:
    i wonder if Brad will go along or if he will be working

  • Diana

    Great news! Now Mad will have a little bro, in addition to 2 cute little sisters.
    Can’t wait to know whether he’ll have a new name or not.

    Great Family!

  • Original Curious

    WOW! I guess Vietnam really wants her to adopt from them. Very smart people. I’m so happy for the Jolie-Pitts AND their new brother/son. Thanks for the info Jared.

  • leetle UN

    Jared are you saying this IS the little boy? Or you don’t know, and hence the vagueness? He looks a bit young to be 3 1/2.

  • Adopter too

    I am a Jolie fan, and don’t know the background details of the adoption, but as a propsective parent in the middle of the adoption process, I do think it slightly unfair that this adoption seems to be fast-tracked. Yes she is a good person, but so are all of us wanting to start a family or add to our family, yet because we don’t have the celebrity or $$ power, we have to wait anything from 6 months to a few years after submission of our dossiers. According to reports her paperwork was only submitted in early March.

    I know you’ll all say she has her paperwork in order because she’s been through the process, but if you ask families paperchasing #2 or more, it is still time consuming to update your paperwork as most of it is time sensitive anyway.

    If Angelina is so interested in helping orphaned children worldwide find families, perhaps she could help setup some kind of “worldwide adoption community” where all prospective parents can be offered assistance in the process and help speed up the process for the children so they are not left in limbo for so long.

    I wish the Jolie-Pitt family and their new addition all the best – I’m not trying to sound bitter, I just hate when celebrity or $$ influences a serious process such as adoption. If they were doing it for the betterment of the child, then all adoptions should be fast-tracked to help get the child in a stable home as quickly as possible.

    I know one argurment is that it is harder to find families for older children but there are many parents on many of the adoption forums online that are desperately trying to bring their older children (up to 9 years old) home after months and years of waiting. That is not helping these children.

    Angelina, please see what you can do to help our children come home sooner too!

  • jamilla

    total bull****

  • http://www.justjared.com voice

    The official provide to much information

  • anustin

    they start the adoption after shilloh!stop barking!

  • Brit

    #8
    Are you that beams w.i.t.c.h who told nypost that Angie ie not a hero in the adoption community.
    Go speak to your local politician about this Angie doesn’t have to do anything for you or other people wanting to adopt.
    Now go back to the adoption forums and tell them that. hurry!

  • drainbreath

    From what I’ve read she put in her papers for adoption after giving birth last year which would mean a wait of 10 months???? How does that equate to faster than the time-frame you mentioned of 6 months+. I don’t think it should be fast tracked to less than 6 months for anyone

  • leelte UN

    8
    Adopter too Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 6:15 am – flag comment

    I am a Jolie fan, and don’t know the background details of the adoption, but as a propsective parent in the middle of the adoption process, I do think it slightly unfair that this adoption seems to be fast-tracked. Yes she is a good person, but so are all of us wanting to start a family or add to our family, yet because we don’t have the celebrity or $$ power, we have to wait anything from 6 months to a few years after submission of our dossiers. According to reports her paperwork was only submitted in early March.

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    It may seem unfair, but if I were a Vietnam official I would do exactly the same thing. I would be on pins and needles until that kid was out of there. The chances that paparazzi would descend on my orphanage and wreak havoc are zero in non-celebrity cases. The chances that someone would walk into the orphanage, which probably has a dog and a man at the gate for security (if there even is a gate), and take that kid and hold him for a million dollar ransom are, I would say, much higher in this case than in all non-celebrity cases.

  • Gds D

    I understand your frustration Adopter, but might foreign adoption agencies like the celebrity aspect and that is why ‘they’ fast- track the adoptions. We can’t say it is money that is hustling this along, as much as Angelina’s well-known position.

    I am more suspect of someone like Sharon Stone who has three beautiful blonde blue-eyed babies in a relatively short time and without the benefit of a husband on the last two. The US is supposed to be extremely stringent in the adoption process, yet here she is with catalog perfect babies.

    This will start another round of bashing for Angelina as the media will be searching for the relatives to embarrass her for having the access. It is a double-edged sword for her and she seems to walk into it bravely. As a parent of an adopted child, I don’t think I could handle the cruelty of the media swampfest that she faces everytime she adopts.

  • gitane

    if, as people magazine reported, they’ve been in this process since soon after shiloh was born, the “fast-tracking” has been minimal.

    and, just so you know, there is an initiative you can be a part of that will assist adoptive parents in going through the process faster. please write to your congressman if you want to speed up the international adoption process:

    Helping Families Adopt Act, H.R. 628
    Children’s Hope is requesting that each CHI family contact their
    U.S. Congressman to co-sponsor and support the Helping Families Adopt Orphans Act, H.R. 628. When contacting your U.S Congressman, please include a copy
    of the information below:

    Congress of the United States
    Washington, DC 20515

    HELP FAMILIES WITH INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

    Dear Colleague:

    We have recently reintroduced the Helping Families Adopt Orphans Act, H.R. 628, which will help families who are adopting orphans from foreign countries by making the application process simpler and less burdensome on families. Please join us in supporting this legislation.

    The legislation would extend the validity of the I-171H “Notice of
    Favorable Determination Concerning Application for Advanced Processing
    of Orphan Petition” form to at least two years. The I-171H form is
    issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, an agency of the
    Department of Homeland Security. The form is currently valid for 18
    months, although the time needed to complete the adoption process has significantly increased over the last few years. This is because of
    delays in the travel approval, visas for orphans, and additional
    processing time to gain approval of orphan adoption by foreign governments.

    The I-171H form has an application fee of $545, plus $70 per person for fingerprints. Several other forms are needed before receiving approval, including a home study to ensure the home is safe and stable, birth and marriage certificates, health and financial records, criminal background checks, and other information. The entire cost of international adoption can be thousands of dollars. If the I-171H form expires before the adoption is complete, a family must reapply and re-submit all applicable forms, fees and evaluations. This can be prohibitively costly for many hopeful parents.

    The Helping Family Adopt Orphans Act is one simple change we can make to build strong families. To cosponsor this legislation please contact Jessica Friedman at 5-6316 in Rep. Wilson’s office, or Bradley Edgell at 5-6531 in Rep. Marshall’s office.

  • anustin

    hello and good morning”welcome to the city of just jared”

  • anustin

    thankz jared ey!j,is papa pitt coming?

  • candycandy

    8
    Adopter too Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 6:15 am – flag comment

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    I’ve heard that this paparwork of the adoption was begun as soon as Shiloh was born.

  • anustin

    that kid in this picture lookz like Mad.

  • hunnybunny

    Adopter Too:

    Their spokefolk said in People (which is as good as it gets other than seeing one of them on tv) that the process began soon after Shiloh’s birth. From the first post-Shi interview (Anderson Cooper 360 on World Refugee Day) she has talked about the next adoption. Of course no details were going to be talked about until they got to the end (which seems to be here), but I think the JPs have planned this long and very carefully.

    Unless you do “know the background details”, I think criticism is unfounded. None of us know the background details. I hope that your adoption goes well and swiftly (I’m an adoptive parent myself, so I am in your corner). If Viet Nam is moving quickly, it could be because they know that all eyes are on them, and they want to benefit from the apparent smooth sailing in their return to international adoption.

    It is simply a fact of our world that people with certain advantages (money, connections, celebrity, beauty, athletic prowess, whatever) get more advantages. I don’t care that much about Sharon Stone, but I don’t see anyone asking how she managed to adopt three healthy blond, male infants — when many families find negotiating domestic adoption very difficult.

    I hope that fans will simply be happy for the family and their new addition. I know I am.

  • bdj

    Best wishes to BP and AJ with their new additon to the family as well as their three other children Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh. I hope they have a smooth process and the media will allow them time to bond. Thanks for the new thread Just Jared.

  • gitane

    vietname is moving quickly because 1) all eyes are on them right now–they don’t want to be malawi and 2) since china made adoption from there more prohibitive with new rules and qualifications, vietnam is looking to take their place with the highest international adoption rate.

  • anustin

    then papa pitt will scream in the ocean to be the adopted father!ooppsss….sorry for that word scream!just remind me of someone!hatchingggg!

  • Passerby

    Congrats, hope the kid is healthy and happy.

  • Besane

    Adopter:

    Your concerns are noted, and I salute you for being a adoptive parent. However:

    1) The “report” you mentioned might not be accurate (paperwork only in March). There are reports that they started the process last summer.

    2) Sadly, even with our best intentions, someone like you and me adopting from this orphanage isn’t going to make headlines. Jolie does. It is a great advertisement for the ORPHANAGE. If they have the best intentions for the children, wouldn’t you jump on a great PR like this, so that the adoption offer come pouring into this particular place just because of Jolie-Pitt? Or to Vietnam in general? It’s a good, pragmatic solution, if it was indeed “fast tracked”.

    BTW is this THE child in the picture they are adopting? No info on his name yet?

  • Besane

    27
    butter flygirl Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 7:06 am – flag comment

    Wow, did you get to see Angie breast feeding and weaning? Got a pic?

  • bluemoon

    I wish the Jolie-Pitt family and their new addition all the best – I’m not trying to sound bitter, I just hate when celebrity or $$ influences a serious process such as adoption. If they were doing it for the betterment of the child, then all adoptions should be fast-tracked to help get the child in a stable home as quickly as possible.
    ++++++++++++++
    I agree, but that happens with all celebrities in all other subjects. They get away with a lot of things, specially in the justice deparment, but I don’t blame them I blame the system who in the end are the ones to blame because they keep doing it.

  • anno

    Didn’t Angelina say she lost the weight because of breastfeeding?

  • Mediterranean

    I am about to cry, one of these kids will change for much better. They are very unfortunate at their births but one of them will be having luck of his life. I wish him a healthy, happy, long life with his loving family.

    Please do not mention someonelse’s name, enough is enough! Can’t we live a day without her name mentioned, for God’s sake? It’s becoming obsessive within us.

  • Mediterranean

    “one if these kids’ lives” I meant to write, pardon!

  • Mediterranean

    “one OF” again another mistake! Gosh, I need to sleep; pardon one more time

  • prez

    http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2007/03/672645/

    VietNamNet Bridge – The Bureau of International Adopted Children under the Ministry of Justice is considering the records of the 3.5-year-old boy whom Hollywood star Angelina Jolie wants to adopt.

    “There is no problem associated with the records of the boy that Angelina Jolia wants to adopt and we are considering the papers,” said Vu Duc Long, Head of the Bureau of International Adopted Children.

    Mr Long said that Jolie’s adoption case is being processed more quickly than normal because she has selected a boy at the Tam Binh Orphan Sponsor Centre already. “Moreover, a celebrated person is certainly treated a little bit different from others,” he added.

    According to this official, Jolie will receive a notice to receive the boy next month. After receiving the notice, the actress must pick up the child within three months. The boy will be given to Jolie at a ceremony in HCM City.

    After it was reported that Jolie wanted to adopt a Vietnamese child, the actress was criticised by some western newspapers. The US’ National Ledger said that Jolie takes advantage of her reputation to ‘open many doors’ and earns good fame as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Refugee Agency and one who devotes herself to charity activities.

    Time magazine emphasised that the star performs formalities in a shortcut. The US Weekly even said that Angelina Jolie promised to donate US$2 million to the Tam Binh Orphan Centre after receiving the child.

    However, Nguyen Van Trung, Director of the Tam Binh Orphan Centre, rejected the information. “Our goal is to seek a safe home for the child. Jolie has not promised to give anything to the centre,” he affirmed.

  • Mediterranean

    I keep on looking at the first photo, the kids are so innocent, so beautiful.

  • gitane

    i hope the papps don’t storm the orphanage and give them some time to bond. otherwise, i can’t wait to see pics of brad playing with his two sons. that kid won’t be shy for long around this family.

  • LondonGirl

    Does this woman not realise how many children there are in the U.S. who also need to be adopted? Or is she just so hell-bent on having a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural family that she is going to continue to ignore the children in her own country who have nothing and no one?

  • Amaya

    Hey all, I’m so happy for this family. Anyway, I find this quote by Hugh Jackman regarding adoption.

    “We’re still trying to have our own children,” Jackman says. “But we’ve always known there’s a need for mixed-race adoption. What’s the point of queuing up for a blond, blue-eyed kid? Adoption, in the best sense of the word, means that regardless of physical or background traits, you’re willing to take on that child and assimilate him into your family and community.”

  • anustin

    the fanz will be happy for sure……but the other and der idol wont be happy.beeee!can not even afford to say “congratulation or all the best!ok!ok i’ll do it!”on behalf of huvaniston,i would like to congratulate brad and anjelina for…..huhuhuhu i cant say it!it choke me!sorry!

  • here we go…

    Thanks for voicing your bigotry LondonGirl

  • gitane

    38 Amaya

    thanks for that. there are so many reasons why i LOVE hugh jackman!

  • LondonGirl

    Bite me, here we go. I’m entitled to my opinion, whether you like it or not.

  • hanna

    greetings from Holland,

    Finally, Angie have another new child, i hope Angie and maybe Brad safety on the way, i know this is a nervous time, wish Brad and Angie that everything is going fine
    to bring home your child,
    Hello Medditerranean, how are you ? how is the weather there, here in Holland, very sunshine and beutiful day

  • hanna

    oeps sorry Jared thanks for the new threads,

  • LondonGirl

    Here we go, you can just bite me. I’m entitled to my opinion, whether you like it or not. And by the way, if you want to start flinging accusations of bigotry, you might want to look at yourself. Bigotry is defined as stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own. So I guess you’re a bigot for not liking my opinion, huh?

  • KrUnG kRuNg

    Adopter too Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 6:15 am -
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    celebrity
    mullahs
    favoritism

    what i don’t understand, the adoption place gives 2 much information, release this n release that statement n Brad n Angelina didn’t bother 2 say something about it, i guess B n A already gives consent 2 the adoption place 2 say whatever they want in the media/public, my 2 cents

  • london girl sux

    blah blah blah American kids blah blah blah better blah than blah foreign kids blah blah opinion blah blah bite me blah blah

    YAWN

  • london girl sux

    You must be JA. I can tell by the loud whining.

  • anno

    london girl sux Says:
    March 14th, 2007 at 7:34 am – flag comment

    blah blah blah American kids blah blah blah better blah than blah foreign kids blah blah opinion blah blah bite me blah blah

    YAWN
    ____________

    Wow, you’re mature.

  • http://wooo jean

    londongirl …..woman!! quit changing ur moniker, i know ur just the same stupid resident hater who ruin or sometimes entertains the fans here w/ ur silly, absurd, stupid rants and antics. if u really care for the u.s children, adopt them!!! and take some brain vitamins , so u can reason out intelligently. wht do u care about her, having multicultural family?, she doesn’t even care tht ur lunatic a.s.s. is farting on ur dumb brains, well if u still hv some. nor she know a sicko like u exist? ….infact we know u exist, bcoz we can smell the foulness of ur farting brains, plss… get some brain vitamins, am pleading……..muaaaaaaahhh

  • http://uk fan

    ignore Londongirl no use arguing with fools.

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