Angelina Jolie is reportedly finalising plans to adopt a Syrian boy from the war-torn Middle East
Mum-of-six Angelina, 38, has already begun the process to adopt the young boy, the eldest of three orphaned brothers she met while on a solo trip to the war-torn country.
“On one solo trip Angelina met three Syrian orphan siblings. They were all brothers,’ a source told Radar Online.
‘Angelina was heartbroken to learn the three of them had seen their father taken away by Syrian soldiers and their home was also bombed. And they lost their mother in the bombing.
‘The middle child could speak some English. The oldest of the three was very quiet but never left Angie’s side during the visit.’
The Oscar-winner originally wanted to adopt all three brothers but husband Brad, 51, pointed out that going from six to nine children was “way too much” for the young family and so Angelina agreed to just take in the eldest son.
The long adoption process may have begun as long as two years ago, when Angelina first visited the Middle Eastern country currently torn apart by civil war and may yet take another four to five months before the Jolie-Pitts can take their new son home to the US.
Brad and Angelina are already parents to six children. The eldest three – Maddox, 14, Pax, 11 and Zahara, 10, are all adopted. Their eldest biological child Shiloh was born in Namibia in 2006 and twins Vivienne and Knox were born in 2008 in France.
Since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, over four million people have fled the country becoming refugees while approximately 320,000 civilians and soldiers have been killed in the combat.