Why did many people criticize Angelina Jolie for adopting a girl from Ethiopia, Zahara?

Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s biological and adoptive mothers are simply opposites. Angelina Jolie, who adopted Zahara in 2005 , is rich, famous and influential. Mantewab Dawit Lebiso, who abandoned little Zahara, is a lonely beggar woman who lives without water or electricity in Ethiopia. For many years, Angelina Jolie’s daughter Zahara simply watched everything happening around her with her big eyes.

Now the girl is 16 years old. All these years, Angelina Jolie tried to protect her daughter from the troubles associated with adoption, with all sorts of press speculation and gossip. But the media, of course, did not miss the opportunity to discuss Zahara. And also publicly scold her adoptive parents. Nevertheless, Zahara grew up to be very self-confident , balanced and not childishly wise. We will tell you further what Zahara and her parents had to endure.

Angelina Jolie’s daughter Zahara

Angelina Jolie came to Ethiopia in 2005. Then she already had an adopted son, Maddox. Fans were very surprised why the actress adopted a child and did not give birth on her own. Others criticized her for this. After all, they were sure that Jolie and Pitt’s biological child could be born very beautiful. The actress, they say, deprived the world of her wonderful heir. The indignation of some only intensified when Angelina adopted little Zahara, who was only a few months old.

Some were simply perplexed, others considered this to be strange habits of celebrities or an incomprehensible trend. But be that as it may, little Zahara got new parents who took her from her native country to a completely foreign culture.

“Please just let me talk to my daughter.”

Mantevab Lebiso, Zahara’s biological mother, addressed Angelina Jolie with these words in 2017. The beggar woman’s appeal was instantly picked up in the press. Of course, everyone dreamed of discovering something sensational, because it concerned one of the most famous couples in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Then Jolie was accused of not allowing her mother to communicate with her child. In addition, it was rumored that Angelina almost forcibly took the baby away from Mantevab and even changed her name. After all, Zakhara ’s mother named her Emasrech. Apparently, Angelina did not like the name.

Why Mantevab abandoned her child and regretted it

The story of Zahara’s own mother is very sad. An 18-year-old girl, visiting her grandmother in a poor village, experienced violence from a certain “gray wolf” . This is how Zahara or Emasrech, the current adopted daughter of Angelina Jolie, appeared. Her mother wasn’t ready for this. In addition, she was very sick, thin, almost collapsed, and the pregnancy was also difficult. But Mantevab’s poor health is not the main reason that prompted the woman to give up her child for adoption. It’s all due to stifling poverty. It was she who forced the Mantewab brothers to flee Ethiopia wherever they looked in search of a better life.

The young mother understood perfectly well that her family was already on the verge: they definitely couldn’t handle one more mouth . Therefore, she agreed to her relatives’ offer to send the baby to a shelter. They say that at that time Mantevab was so weak and sick that she agreed without hesitation. And later, as it happens, she regretted her decision. When Angelina Jolie saw Zahara in an Ethiopian orphanage, she had a firm intention to adopt the girl. She was very different from other kids: she was calm, did not cry and did not try to attract attention to herself. It is interesting that Angelina was dissuaded in every possible way from adopting Zahara, saying that the child was sickly, malnourished and dehydrated. Moreover, the story came from somewhere that Zahara was HIV-infected.

None of this stopped Angelina Jolie. She decided to take Zahara anyway, and when she tested the baby in the USA, it turned out that her HIV test was negative . Who and why attributed such a terrible disease to Zahara, we do not know. But they clearly wanted to prevent Angelina from taking the girl to a completely different world.

Zahara blossomed

Angelina Jolie once called Zahara “the cornerstone of the family,” because she is very reserved, calm and confident in her abilities. It’s interesting that not so long ago Zahara walked like a beech, looking like a wolf from under her brows. Now she seems to have become different. Zahara is very different from her brothers and sisters , she seems to know which path she should take, and does not wander in search of herself. The fact that Zahara coped with the realization of the conditions in which she was born, that her mother suffered at the hands of an attacker, by default makes her the strongest member of the family . We are sure that Zakhara will soon have her say about the situation in the family, and maybe even meet with her own mother. Time will show.

Do you think Zahara fits well into the Jolie-Pitt family? Does she look harmonious against the background of her brothers and sisters?

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