Adopted Children: Maddox, 14; Zahara, 9; Pax, 7
Siblings: Jolie and Pitt also have three biological children together: Shiloh, 8; and twins, Vivienne and Knox, 6
Angelina Jolie has said she long considered adoption, but it was when she filmed "Lara Croft Tomb Raider" in Cambodia that she decided to move forward. In 2003, she told People magazine, "I went into an orphanage and decided I'd not go for the cutest child but just go to the one that connected to me."
Jolie comments that Maddox, then 7 months old, “was asleep, and he woke up and smiled," she says. "As soon as I saw him smile, I felt like this kid wasn't uncomfortable with me. He seemed OK in my arms.”
She and then-partner Brad Pitt adopted two more children from two different countries (Pax from Vietnam and Zahara from Ethiopia) while also having three biological children of their own.