Friday, January 12, 2007

Angelina Jolie Pisses More People Off

Angelina Jolie sure knows how to piss someone off. She was quoted in Gala Magazine talking about Madonna’s adoption saying that she would , "never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal."

What Jolie forgot to mention was that the agency she used to adopt Cambodian son Maddox was later found to be guilty of fraud. Now procedures have been tightened up, and it is almost impossible to adopt from Cambodia.

"Angelina is not a hero in the adoption community," an international adoption advocate, told the Post. Beams said parents and other adoption agents are disappointed Jolie "does nothing, or at least very little, to keep international adoption open and legal for American families and children."

"She [Jolie] adopted Maddox under a questionable agency, where the directors went to prison." Beams added, "It would be nice to see her speak out on issues and policies surrounding international adoption."

David Ptasnik, director of Americans Adopting Orphans, admits he was uncomfortable with some practices of Jolie's agency, but said that at the time, "it was the largest agency in the world. Angelina Jolie wouldn't know that she was entering into a questionable adoption."