Friday, March 16, 2007
More Infromation On Pax Thien Jolie (Pitt)
Angelina Jolie was very upset with the media for making it so difficult to leave the orpanage in Vietnam with new son, Pax Thien Jolie. "Photographers and press coverage will make him upset. I'm very worried about that. I would like to say I'm sorry for bringing this into Pax's life." She has also vowed to be at a stay-at-home mom to get her new son adjusted to his new life. Angelina talked to a local Vietnam newspaper and said, "I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life. I have four children and caring for them is the most important thing for me at the moment. I am very proud and happy to be their mother." Angelina was joined by her son, Maddox, who will now have a brother to play with and someone a little closer to his age. Some have questioned the adoption and Angelina had this to say, "Everyone would agree that children need a family. I have the ability to help children fulfill that desire. Why should I say no?"
The Tuoi Tre newspaper gave out some infromation on Pax's personality. He can count to 10 in English and his favorite foods are fried noodles and yogurt. The adoption agency cleared up rumors that Angelina got special treatment.
“In applying to adopt 3-yr-old Pax Thien, Ms. Jolie followed the same course as all prospective adoptive parents who apply to our Vietnam program. Throughout her adoption process, which began in the summer of 2006, she has received no preferential treatment from the Vietnamese government or Adoptions From The Heart, and contrary to earlier reports, her application was not fast tracked.
Despite rumors that she chose her child, Ms. Jolie received a referral, just like any other parent adopting from Vietnam. In late 2006, she was referred a child who had been legally determined to be available for adoption and who fit within the parameters for which she had been approved to adopt. She accepted the first and only referral given to her.
In addition, we can confirm the statement given by Nguyen Van Trung, Director of Tam Binh Orphanage, that Ms. Jolie has neither made, nor promised to make, any financial contributions to his orphanage. Adoptions From The Heart celebrates the miracle of adoption with the Jolie-Pitt family, as we do with all of our clients, and wish them much joy.” Heidi Gonzalez, Vietnam Adoption Coordinator for Adoptions From The Heart.
The attached photo for this post is Angelina with son, Maddox and the pastport photo of Pax as the insert.
Sources: www.icydk.com and http://justjared.buzznet.com