Monday, September 19, 2011

Brad Pitt Fears Ethiopian Daughter Zahara Would Have Died Without Adoption

Brad Pitt is convinced his eldest daughter with Angelina Jolie would certainly have died if she had not been adopted from Africa by the Hollywood couple.
The actor and his partner are parents to six children - three biological kids and three who were adopted from various countries around the world.
The couple adopted Zahara, now six, from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005 when she was just six months old, and Pitt is convinced the youngster would not have survived if they had not taken her in.
He tells Parade magazine, "I have seen children suffer far beyond what we experience in America - like our oldest daughter. I know she would not be alive (if she had not been adopted). I know what care was available to her, and it was nil. I cannot imagine life without her."

Name: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Date of Birth: January 8, 2005
Parents: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Siblings: Maddox (08/05/01), Pax (11/29/03), Shiloh (05/27/06) and twins Knox & Vivienne (07/12/08)
  • Zahara was adopted from Wide Horizons For Children orphanage in Addis Ababa on July 6, 2005
  • She was given the name Yemsrach by her birth mother, and later given the legal name Tena Adam at an orphanage
  • Mom Angie once noted that her daughter does not like the paparazzi: "Zahara hates photography. It makes her very nervous when she’s in the car. A lot of people say to us that she looks very serious. It’s because she’s actually upset when there’s a camera near her. She doesn’t like it."
  • In 2010, a $100K trust fund was put in her name as the estate of Angelina's late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was settled.