Angelina Jolie to adopt a baby from Burma

Updated: 2007-09-24 09:30

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want to expand their "rainbow" family by adopting a child from Burma.

The couple have enlisted the help of one of the country's leading monks to plan a trip to an orphanage.

According to an insider, Angelina, 32, has become "increasingly despondent" about the progress she is making in helping the Third World.

Mother love: Angelina has already adopted children from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam
She is said to be desperate to offer help to troubled nations, and feels the repressive Republic of Myanmar, or Burma, is the ideal place to adopt another child – preferably, a girl.

The actress already has four children. She adopted eldest son Maddox, six, from Cambodia five years ago, prior to her relationship with Pitt. Two years ago she and Pitt, 43, adopted an Ethiopian girl, Zahara.

Earlier this year the couple adopted Pax Thien, three, from Vietnam and last year Angelina gave birth to their daughter Shiloh.

The source said: "Angelina feels she is barely making a dent in the suffering she sees throughout the Third World as she travels incognito to different countries as a United Nations representative.

"She wants to step up her action in what she calls Red Alert areas, the most seriously troubled, war-torn areas in the world.

"She's in talks to go into Burma and help with students and AIDS victims who are suffering terribly."

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The source added Angelina had been talking to a monk about a safe travel route through the military state and a visit to an orphanage.

She is said to believe adopting another girl would balance her family and a child from Burma would fit into its racial mix.

Angelina has enlisted the help of Dr Jane Aronson, an adoption specialist who runs the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

It is understood she has acted as a mentor to the actress after helping her with the adoption of Zahara.

According to the source, Angelina's frustration at not doing enough to help the Third World is exacerbated by her sense that she and Pitt spend too much time in Hollywood.

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She is also said to have become depressed after the death of her mother, French actress Marcheline Bertrand, in January. The actress has blamed her weight plummeting to under 7st on her grief.

Angelina has spoken in the past of her desire to start a "rainbow" family of children adopted from nations all over the world.

She recently said: "Ever since I was about 12, I've always wanted to adopt – I don't know why. We want to have a big, big family."

Chinadaily ကေနဖတ္ရႈခဲ့ရတာပါ။ ဖတ္ၿပီးဘယ္လိုေျပာရမွန္းမသိတာနဲ႕ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႕ကိုျပလိုက္ပါတယ္။

၀မ္းသာရမွာလား၊ ၀မ္းနည္းရမွာလား မိAngelina.

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