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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly adopted a new baby boy from a slum in Cambodia.

Whilst Angelia was directing ‘First They Killed My Father’ in northwest Cambodia, Angelina and Brad’s daughters Shiloh, nine, and Zahara, 10, formed a close friendship with a family with 13 children.

News.com.au reports that Angelia was so shocked by the family’s living conditions, that she vowed to sponsor the family and adopt their young son, Allouy Shoun.  The news outlet also reports that 40-year-old Angelina did not inform her actor husband Brad before making the decision.

“This was all staged like some secret military operation,” a source close to the couple told Radar Online. “Angie didn’t want Brad to get wind of what she was doing because she knew he’d throw a fit! Angie has pledged to pay more than $1 million to help support the family and to adopt baby Allouy.”

Since meeting the family, daughters Shiloh and Zahara are said to have spent almost $300 on items for them, including clothes, trips and two new bikes.

One of the children in the family, Leida Shoun, 16, explained:

“We only had one bicycle for the entire family and it was old. So for us this is an amazing gift. Shiloh and Zahara and their family are very good, very nice people!”

Speaking about the Jolie-Pitt family, she continued:

“We have known them for a while. They sponsor us. I play with Shiloh or Zahara. They meet us in Siem Reap town. They take us to the arcade in the Angkor Centre. I like it when we play ball.”

The Maleficent star adopted her first child Maddox, 14, from Cambodia in 2002, and subsequently adopted Zahara and Pax.  She also has children Shiloh, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline with Brad.

  • Not entirely clear on this article… has she adopted the baby and now has him in her care or has she just sponsored the family? Wondering why they have adopted one of their children out… can’t be financial reasons as Angelina is obviously taking care of that. Or is she only sponsoring them due to them giving her their child?

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  • Is good that Angelina is still adopting children but l don’t know why she hasn’t adopted one for American yet. There are plenty of unfortunate children in her adopted country so why doesn’t she look in her own backyard.???

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  • i just heard that this was a fake story so now i am confused.

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  • So she is paying off these people for their child? I don’t know that I like this idea at all. I think it is sad to take a child from its parent. It also is wrong to add a child to the family with no consultation with your partner and the kids it will impact. It they really want to make a difference they have enough money to be doing something more productive.

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  • Why not talk about it with Brad? I find it very weird! And taking a child away from his mum, is not very good either in my idea.

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  • Why take a baby away from it’s mother? Why not sponsor the whole family and help them rise out of poverty by providing some kind of income for them. I think she is being way to selfish only thinking of her own wants and needs. Helping a whole family by taking the baby away doesn’t sit kindly with me.

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  • I think we all know that she has a big heart, and they can afford to have a big family and shower them with love. However, I’m not sure we really know the truth of the one million dollars in support of the family, the media could have reported it a little better than creating speculation of her buying the child.

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  • Wow that is massive for them

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  • Wow, big news. There has been talk of them adopting more children but I guess this happened quickly. Surely Brad knew. I don’t think you can take on something like this, no matter how well off you are or who you are without discussing this with you partner. This impacts your entire family. Angelina also seems to be fairly involved with the family so is it really an adoption, or merely helping out for a while?

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  • I am not entirely sure how I feel about this… I wish celebrities wouldn’t give money in order to gain some benefit for themselves (in this case a baby) but at the same time they may well have saved the baby’s life & improved the quality of life for the baby’s biological family. And while I am certain that they don’t just give money to one family some may be selective… I suppose in a way I wish that I had the money to provide education & support to whole communities.

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  • My first thought reading this article was “never good to go behind your husbands back”, my second thought was “hope she just supports this child financially and doesn’t rip a family apart”. Adopting a child financially while it stays in the family it belongs to seems to me most of the time the best solution, unless there is any form of abuse.

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  • How is poor Brad going to react now?

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  • Lots of problems with this decision. Brad should have been in on the decision and hopefully the one that is adopted will not be taken away from his family who loves him so that he is apart from them. Although I don’t doubt her altruistic reasons for doing this, I’m sure this could have been done in a much better way.

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  • Lovely :)

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  • I know this family cops a lot of ridicule because of its size but I think it’s great that they use their status for this cause. Imagine how big her heart is to be able to welcome yet another young one into her family

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