Looks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s brood is about to get even bigger!
An insider tells Radar, the actor, 51, and actress, 40, have begun the process of adopting a Syrian orphan she met during a trip to the war-torn country while serving as the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees.
Angelina with all of her kids (except Maddox).
“On one solo trip, Angelina met three Syrian orphan siblings,” the insider alleges.
“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.”
Angelina Jolie meets orphans during a humanitarian visit to Myanmat.
While Angelina allegedly wanted to adopt all three brothers, Brad reportedly said no — explaining it would be too much with their six other children, 14-year-old Maddox, 11-year-old Pax, 10-year-old Zahara, nine-year-old Shiloh and seven-year-old twins Pax and Vivienne.
The source explains, “Going from six children to nine was just way too much, and Brad was concerned about how it would impact their six other kids. But Angie didn’t put up a fight. She knew it just wouldn’t work.”
While it’s unclear the age of the young boy they allegedly plan on adopting — the insider says the middle child “could speak some English,” while the oldest “was very quiet, but never left Angie’s side during the visit” — the process of adding another son to their famous family has reportedly begun.
Angelina Jolie attends a United Nations Security Council Meeting on the Middle East and Syria.
That said, it could be a long time until the child moves in with Brad and Angie.
“It has been a very long process to adopt the Syrian orphan,” the source explains.
“The red tape has been almost impossible at times. It could take at least another four to five months before the child is brought to the United States.”