March 09, 2007 02:13:11 GMT
Angelina Jolie is set to adopt a Vietnamese boy in May after being fast-tracked through the system.
While rumors are circulating on Angelina Jolie's upcoming adoption, here we bring you details on it. Yes it's true that the actress is about to adopt a Vietnamese child, and it will be a boy between the ages of three and four from an orphanage on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.
Vu Duc Long, the head of the justice ministry's international adoption department in Hanoi confirmed that the adoption process should not take more than three months, a month quicker than the normal time frame, because Jolie already chose the child during a previous visit to Ho Chi Minh City.
"She might receive her adoptive child in three months, one month earlier than the normal time frame for an adoption. He is between four and five and now stays at the Tam Binh orphanage," Vu Duc Long said.
Jolie filed the first application papers three months ago. She then sent the application to Hanoi through a US agency last week which has now been approved by Vietnam's top adoption agency and transferred to Ho Chi Minh City's justice department. Under Vietnamese regulations, the file will now need another seal from the city's justice department before being sent to the orphanage.
Jolie and partner Brad Pitt have had two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara. They, additionally, also have their own biological child, a daughter named Shiloh.