Angelina Jolie adoption row

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  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt's biological mother comes out of the woodwork, and she wants her back…

    THE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER of Angelina Jolie daughter Zahara claims she wants her daughter back.

    In an interview with American tabloid In Touch Weekly, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso claims never to have signed official papers giving Zahara up and was ‘overwhelmed’ into agreeing to the decision.

    ‘I want my daughter to come home to see where she is from. Her grandmother and I both tried very hard to raise her to come home to regain her identity,’ she tells the magazine.

    The 24-year-old, who allegedly became pregnant with Zahara when she was raped by a man who broke into her home, says local officials told her she would be able to see her daughter in the future and wasn’t giving her up indefinitely.

    ‘I thought the baby was going to die because there was no food, so I ran away,’ she is quoted as saying.

    However, a source close to the Jolie-Pitts says they won’t give Zahara up.

    ‘[Angelina] believes that Zahara is an orphan and the woman who claims to be her mum is mistaken. Government papers said Zahara was an Aids orphan and Angie had no reason to believe otherwise,’ says the source.

    ‘Zahara was days away from death and Angelina saved that child. As far as she is concerned, that bonded her to that little girl forever.’

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