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Adoption Community Doesn't Want Angelina As Their Spokesperson

Adoption Community Doesn't Want Angelina As Their Spokesperson

The Angelina backlash has begun. Recently she has opened up a lot and now it's beginning to make some people angry. She informed us that she was on the pill and she also admitted Shiloh was an accident. Now she's come under attack from adoption advocates after speaking out about Madonna's adoption. Here's more:


"Angelina is not a hero in the adoption community," Tatiana Beams, a Seattle-based international adoption advocate, told Page Six. 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."

Jolie later backtracked from her criticism of Madonna, and told People.com her words had been twisted. But some adoption advocates remain irked by the star's failure to acknowledge her own adoption issues.

When Jolie and then-husband Billy Bob Thorton adopted Maddox in 2002, she used Seattle International Adoptions, run by Lauryn Galindo - who was found guilty two years later of visa fraud and money laundering related to Cambodian adoptions.

Beams said that after Jolie's adoption scandal, Cambodia closed its doors, and many families who were waiting to acquire children were left empty-handed.

"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."

He's got a point. There's really no way she could have known and the subject is pretty touchy. Maybe Angelina should just be laying low and not giving any interviews for a while! Besides, people just love to twist her words around so she is almost doomed before she even opens her mouth.

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