Actress Angelina Jolie, on whirlwind promotional appearances to promote The Good Shepherd, went on Good Morning America and announced that she and Brad Pitt want more children, and would likely adopt to balance their “mixed-race family.”
Angie said: “I want Mad (Maddox) to know that as our family grew and we all came together, we didn’t just start having children, biological children. Yes, we have Shiloh and it’s been a wonderful experience, but we want to find another brother or sister in the world for our family.
“I’m on the pill. You know, now the questions are more when you have a mixed-race family, do you balance the races so there’s another African person in the house for Z? So there’s another Asian person in the house for Mad? Shiloh has Brad and I she can look at. What’s best for the children as they grow? … We don’t just want to have different children from different countries. That’s not the point.”
The compulsive drive to adopt has many comparing Angelina to a past film star, Mia Farrow. Farrow has been an advocate for adoption since the 1970s, adopting children from poor regions, many deemed “difficult to place” due to their physical handicaps.
Farrow has 14 children, 10 of them are adopted.
Farrow is estranged from adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn since Soon-Yi’s marriage to director and Woody Allen. Farrow called the loss a “tragedy” in the London Observer and remarked that “she’s not coming back.” Farrow said of Soon-Yi: “She was on the streets in Korea when she was captured and brought to the state orphanage. And in a way I can see from her perspective – a very limited perspective – that she’s improved her situation.”
Wikipedia lists another adopted daughter, Tam Farrow, having passed away in March 2000 at age 19, after a long illness.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.