Many of you know I wish to adopt. Perhaps I should consider traveling to Ethiopia to get me a baby. (Make your own Ethiopian jokes here, all of which will take you straight to hell!)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Angelina Jolie, who has been romantically linked with her "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Brad Pitt, is adopting an orphaned Ethiopian baby girl.
Jolie visited the Horn of Africa nation last week to file her adoption request, accompanied by Pitt and her 3-year-old son, Maddox, whom she adopted in Cambodia, an official said Wednesday.
"The paperwork has gone through. Miss Angelina's request was accepted last week," Hadosh Halefom, head of the country's state-run adoption agency, told The Associated Press.
The child "is less than a year old," Hadosh said, refusing to elaborate. The actress filed her request through a private adoption agency.
"If people's paperwork is in order, it can take only two days to finalize everything," Hadosh said.
In a posting on People magazine's Web site, www.people.com, Jolie is quoted as saying the child's name is Zahara Marley Jolie and that she and Maddox are "very happy to have a new addition to our family."