"It's wonderful that people are excited about it. But Angelina is only at
the beginning of a very comprehensive and detailed process."
Vietnamese adoption official Vu Duc Long revealed last week Angelina has
filed papers to become an adoptive single parent to a boy between the ages
of three and four from the Tam Binh orphanage on the outskirts of Ho Chi
Long revealed the adoption process should not take more than three months.
Angelina filed for the adoption in the US and her application was approved
by Long's department office last week.
It will now be sent to officials in Ho Chi Minh City, who will also review
US meanwhile reports the latest addition to Brad Pitt and Angelina's family may be moving into the couple's $3.5 million New Orleans mansion sooner than you think.
The A list actress won't be given any preferential treatment.
"[Jolie] will have to follow procedure like any other American," Vu Duc Long, head of the Ministry of Justice for Vietnam, tells Us.
Still, it's not out of the ordinary to speed up the adoption process when celebs are involved, à la Madonna's scandal with baby David Banda in October.
And there may be an added incentive to rush things along.
"She promised to give $2 million to the Tam Binh orphanage on the very day she receives the child," a Vietnamese insider tells Us. Of note: The actual adoption fee is only about $125.
Sources close to Jolie says there are still a few more steps before welcoming a new family member. "It's wonderful that people are excited about it," says the friend. "But she is only at the beginning of a very comprehensive and detailed process
Brad and Angelina made a surprise visit to the Tam Binh orphanage at
Thanksgiving to give presents to the children.
Angelina said: "It would be good to balance the races so there's another
African person in the house for Z and another Asian person in the house for