Names of adopted children
1. Maddox Chivan Jolie Pitt :- Angelina Jolie adopted her 1st child Maddox Chivan on 10th March 2002. Maddox Chivan was just seven month old when he was adopted by Jolie. He was born Cambodia on 5th August 2001. Before the adoption he lived in an orphanage in Battambang. Angelina Jolie decided to adopt that kid during the making of film “Tomb Raider”. Jolie took sole custody of Maddox Chivan after getting divorce from her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton.
2. Zahara Marley Jolie Pitt: On 6th July 2005 Jolie adopted Zahara Marley the second child. Zahara Marley was six month old girl at the time of adoption. She was born on 8th January 2005 in Ethiopia. Original name of Zahara Marley was Yemsrach and orphanage named her Tena Adam. It was reported that Zahara was hospitalized for malnutrition and dehydration, immediately after their arrival to USA.
Brad Pitt and Adoption:– It was reportd that Brad Pitt was present when Jolie adopted the second child i.e Zahara Marley. Later the couple decided to adopt the child together. On Jan 19th, 2006 California court approved Brad Pitt’s request to legally adopt Jolie’s two children. Thereafter their surnames were changed to “Jolie Pitt”
3. Pax Thien Jolie Pitt :– Jolie adopted Pax Thien on 15th March 2007. Pax Thien was 3 years old boy when he was adopted. He was born on 29th November, 2003 in Vietnam. It was reported that he was abandoned at birth at a local hospital. Pax Thien was initially named Pham Quang Sang. Jolie adopted him from the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City.
Angelina Jolie about Children
“I’m drawn to kids that are already born. I think some people are meant to do certain things, and I believe I’m meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically.”
“My son is in love with Africa, so he has been asking for an African brother or sister.”
Natural Born children:-
Apart from the above adopted kids Jolie has three natural born children. They were born out of wedlock with Brad Pitt. The last two kids are twins. 1. Shiloh Nouvel Jolie Pitt born on 27th May, 2006 in Namibia . 2. Knox Léon Jolie Pitt born on July 12, 2008 in France 3. Vivienne Marcheline Jolie Pitt born on July 12, 2008 in France.