EYES RUSSIAN ADOPTION
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[ June 9th 2004 ]
Award Winner Angelina Jolie is once again climbing
the adoption ladder amid reports her maternal
instincts are this time swinging towards a Russian
baby to complement her Cambodian adopted Son Maddox.
According to the New York Post, a source close
to the Tomb Raider star said: "By the end of the
year, if everything goes well, she will have a
new baby. Angelina has always wanted a rainbow
family, children from all countries."
Jolie, an ambassador for the United Nations High
Commission for Refugees, adopted Cambodian son
Maddox during her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton
while touring the region to witness firsthand
the deprivation and squalid conditions the people
of the country experience. Jolie told German magazine
Frau im Spiegel she wanted her son to have a normal
upbringing, electing to school him in London,
England, although maintained he would learn about
his heritage and native Cambodian language Khmer.
Jolie is currently touring eastern Chad working
alongside UNHCR's field staff in their efforts
to assist the Sudanese refugees and move them
to camps at a safer distance from the border.
Ms. Jolie warned that UNHCR and non-government
aid agencies were in "a race against time before
the rainy season comes" later this month. "When
the rains start to fall, the weak temporary structures
in the makeshift shelters will be in danger of
collapsing," she said warning that illnesses was
likely to spread, especially among children, due
to the breakdown of sanitation.