A New Nightmare For Angelina! Zahara Jolie-Pitt's Birth Mother Wants To Re-Establish Contact With The 12-Year-Old
Posted on Tue Jan 17th, 2017 2:20pm PDT By X17 Staff
This would make any adoptive parent uncomfortable.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's adopted daughter Zahara's biological mother wants to re-establish contact with the 12-year-old, she revealed in an interview with Daily Mail.
“I just want her to know that I am alive and here and long to be able to speak with her. I do not want my daughter back but just to be in contact with her and be able to call her up and talk with her,” Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, 31, who lives in Ethiopia, told the outlet.
The Oscar winner adopted the little girl at six months old in 2005, and the World War Z star filed to be her legal father a year later.
"Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her. I miss her all the time. I think about her every day and long to hear her voice or see her face. I know when she has a birthday but I am sad because I can’t celebrate it with her. I would so much want to celebrate with her on her birthday and other special days. … I long to be able to have regular contact with her," Lebiso added.
So what does she want the middle schooler to know?
"I would like Zahara to know she has a mother who loves her as much as Angelina. Before I die I would like her to know about me and that she has family here in Ethiopia. I would ask Angelina to let me speak with [Zahara]. I do not think it is too much to ask," she noted.
Zahara was conceived when Lebiso was 19 after she suffered a brutal rape, but if she could make the decision over again, she would have chosen to keep her child.
"My baby was sick, and I was very weak and sick after birth. I agreed that she should be put up for adoption but if I had my chance again I would have kept her," she confessed.
Brangelina were initially under the impression that Zahara was an AIDS orphan whose mother had passed away, so they probably never thought in a million years they'd be dealing with a situation like this.
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