In the midst of recent speculation that Brad and Angelina were gearing up to adopt a seventh child from Cambodia, the Cambodian government has stepped forward to strike down the rumors. While Jolie was filming in Cambodia last month, there was no talk of adoption, and currently, adoptions are closed between the two countries.
But that doesn’t mean the Jolie-Pitt clan is done growing. In fact, they had even talked about having as many as 12 kids. Whether or not that is still part of the plan is anyone’s guess, but the possibility is still there.
Jolie and Pitt are no strangers to adoption, and their six children have always been of great interest to the public. In 2002, they adopted Maddox from Cambodia, and in 2005 they traveled to Ethiopia to add Zahara to their family. Brad and Angie then welcomed their first biological child, Shiloh, in 2006. A year later the clan adopted again, this time a young boy from Vietnam whom they named Pax. Then, in 2008, the clan welcomed two more biological children, Knox and Vivienne, 5.
A family with six (soon seven?) children may seem overwhelming to many, but Brad and Angelina seem to be handling it with grace. Though they have been both criticized and praised for their parenting styles (see Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s decision to dress like a boy), it seems that the clan is perfectly happy. The next child, if and when he or she arrives, is sure to be welcomed whole-heartedly into their family.
- “About the Jolie-Pitt Kids“ – Jolie-Pitt Resource
- “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Adoption Rumors Shut Down by Cambodian Government“ – ET Online
- “Cambodian Government Denies Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Adoption Rumors“ – Huffington Post