Reports are circulating that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are adopting a 2-year-old Syrian boy called Moussa. This would be their 7th child: a brother to Maddox, 13, adopted from Cambodia; Pax, 11, adopted from Vietnam; 9-year-old Zahara adopted from Ethiopia; Shiloh, 8, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 5.
According to Woman’s Day, Australia’s biggest-selling women’s weekly magazine, the couple have been in negotiations to formally adopt Moussa, after confirming that he is an orphan. Moussa is currently living in a refugee camp in Turkey, which Angelina visited recently as part of her work as a United Nations ambassador for refugees and displaced people [as pictured above].
This isn’t the first time Angelina has been rumoured to be adopting a Syrian baby – a similar story appeared in 2011 and turned out to be untrue.
An unnamed source told Woman’s Day magazine, “Angelina heard about him from a translator and she was obviously upset, but Moussa was just beaming from ear to ear and when he saw she was wiping tears from her eyes he toddled up to her and gave her a hug and it was a very emotional moment and everyone was suddenly laughing and smiling. She kissed him on the top of his head and then they were basically inseparable for the rest of the visit.”
According to The Sun, the couple are crossing their fingers that they can bring Moussa home soon. Another unnamed source claimed that “Angie and Brad’s attitude towards kids is the more the better – and that once you have several a few more makes no difference”. Hmmm…
Angelina isn’t the only one who’s been moved by meeting a child living in terrible circumstances and deciding to adopt them. But in that situation, how do you choose one child from so many who need help?
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