Angelina Jolie Not Adopting From Haiti, Yet

February 13, 2010 06:04:11 GMT

She has the willingness to help children in the country which was struck by natural disaster but figures out that there would be a better time than now.

Angelina Jolie Not Adopting From Haiti, Yet
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Although she very much likes the idea of adopting from grief-stricken Haiti, Angelina Jolie thinks it is not the right time for such a move. CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour had the movie star in a conference call from Haiti, talking as the ambassador of UN goodwill about the possibility of her saving an orphan.

"I'm always open to children around the world. We're that kind of a family; Brad and I talk about that," Angelina said. "But that's not what we're focusing on at this time, by any means," she continued. "We're not here for that. We're here to see how we can help protect the children in the country and scale up the needs here."

The actress who has had three adoptive children with partner Brad Pitt is also worried about child trafficking. "Trafficking has been a huge problem for a very long time I think everybody that means well needs to really take that very seriously, and not get frustrated, but really work with the country," she said.

"And for myself, as somebody who is an adoptive parent, I understand the urge to assist in that way, but now is not the time. An emergency is not the time for new adoptions anyway."


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posted by sheila on Feb 16, 2010
What a great job you have done angie..thanks for continuing your charity's really a big help..
posted by kajun23 on Feb 15, 2010
as long as she's adopting a child of need that's all that matters. United STates children in the system don't die.In third world countries a lot of times they die.As long as she's making a difference that's what counts.Besides it's her business
posted by bonnieo6 on Feb 14, 2010
Is she immune to many abandoned children in the United wishing to be adopted in the United States- or is she more in need of publicity for adopting abroad?

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