Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are apparently planning to adopt a child from Syria. The couple, who are already parents to six children, are eager to add to their brood from the war-torn region.
According to Radar Online, the 39-year-old Academy Award winning actress met three Syrian brothers during her recent visit. The siblings were orphaned after their father was taken away by soldiers and their mother killed in a bombing incident.
"Angelina was heartbroken to learn the three of them had seen their father taken away by Syrian soldiers, and their home was also bombed. And they lost their mother in the bombing," a source said. "The oldest of the three was very quiet but never left Angie's side during the visit."
Jolie and Pitt have three biological children and the rest adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia. The insider added: "Angie wanted to adopt all three, but when she got back to the United States, and told Brad about it, he said no. Going from six children to nine was just way too much, and Brad was concerned about how it would impact their other kids. But Angie didn't put up a fight. She knew it just wouldn't work."
Instead, they decided to adopt one child from Syria. "It has been a very long process to adopt the Syrian orphan. The red tape has been almost impossible at times. It could take at least another four to five months before the child is brought to the United States," the source continued.