Rumors have been circling around that the power couple are again planning to extend their brood once more, but despite the rumors, a spokesperson from Cambodia’s government recently reveals last Wednesday, that Brangelina has no plans on adopting particularly in their country.
Accroding to an article in Phnom Penh Post, the Ministry of Social Affairs denied there was any truth to the suggestion that Angelina Jolie-Pitt was in the process of adopting a second child from Cambodia.
“I saw [the news] on Facebook, but actually it’s just a rumor,” Sao Samphois, a spokesperson for the ministry’s Inter-Country Adoption Administration said in a statement in the same article.
Reports reveals that the rumors started from a story published by US gossip website Radar on Monday, claimed Jolie-Pitt had pledged to adopt a baby called “Shoun Allouy” – the youngest child of an impoverished family she met in Siem Reap.
Apparently, Samphois clarified in the said article that the ICAA had had no contact with Jolie-Pitt during her trip to Cambodia last month, and pointed out that there was no legal mechanism in place for such adoptions. It was also stated that there was no bilateral agreement on adoption going on between America and Cambodia since 2001, when America suspended adoptions over trafficking concerns.
“The adoption between the two countries is not yet open,” Samphois added. According to the Phnom Penh Post, America suspended adoptions from Cambodia in the early aughts over “trafficking concerns.”
According to Us Weekly, Jolie-Pitt, 40, visited Cambodia last month, sparking rumors that she and Pitt, 52, are looking to adopt from the country. The Oscar award winning actress adopted eldest son, Maddox, now 14, from the country in 2002.
In November, Pitt joked to The Telegraph that their original plan involved a lot more kids, but ultimately, the demands of parenthood threw a wrench in their ambitions.
“Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six,” he said. “Everyone talks about the joy of having kids — blah, blah, blah. But I never kew how much I could love something until I looked in the faces of my children. … [There’s] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing. A lot of teeth-brushing and spilling.”