Last Updated: Wed Nov 03, 2010 13:01 pm (KSA) 10:01 am (GMT)

Angelina Jolie set to adopt an Arab child

Jolie with a Syrian child in the city of Jaramana, near Damascus (UNHCR handout)
Jolie with a Syrian child in the city of Jaramana, near Damascus (UNHCR handout)

After making it on America's infamous "axis of evil," Syria will now become synonymous with Angelina Jolie's brood as the U.S. actress looks set to adopt a child from the Arab nation despite her partner Brad Pitt's objections.

The Oscar-winning actress, who was recently on a trip with Pitt to Syria to visit Iraqi refugees, has reportedly started the process to bring home a baby girl from the Arab country, OK! Magazine reported Wednesday.

Brad and Angelina in the Damascus Souk or market

Pitt, who already has three adopted children, as well as three biological ones, with Jolie, is said to have rejected the idea because he is uneasy about fathering a seventh child, but it seems Jolie is insisting.

A spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington D.C. confirmed that “only Angelina's name was on the adoption papers.”

Maybe Jolie is insisting because she seemed to have fallen in love with the Syrian people on her trip to the historical country.

"It is clear that the Syrian people, no matter the challenges or difficulties they may face, have always shown generous hospitality to people in need," local news agency ChamPress quoted Jolie as saying during her October trip to Jaramana, near Damascus.

 It is clear that the Syrian people, no matter the challenges or difficulties they may face, have always shown generous hospitality to people in need 
Angelina Jolie

"I hope that the rest of the world recognizes that we all have to share this burden and continue to take care of Iraqi refugees," Jolie said.

The Hollywood couple reportedly met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad while in Syria.

Jolie, who is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, has also adopted a son from Cambodia, a girl from Ethiopia and another boy from Vietnam.

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