London: Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie is keen to expand her brood and is reportedly adopting an
orphaned girl, who lost her entire family in the earthquake that devastated Haiti last year.
The 'Salt' star is expected to take four-year-old Leah to meet her family before the adoption is authorised by the end of the year, Daily Mirror online reported.
The 35-year-old actress, who raises six kids with partner Pitt is determined to get through the tough adopting process.
"Angelina's lawyers are in the process of getting an authorisation so Leah can spend some time with her in America. That's standard procedure, basically they need to make sure Leah will adapt well. A lot of observers from groups such as the Red Cross are ensuring that Angelina is treated like anybody else and not fast tracked, which would be viewed insidiously," a source said.
"There is also a concern about the Haitian authorities not being able to deal with such international pressure. But for now, Angelina is almost reaching the final steps of the gruelling adoption process. If Leah fits well within her family in the States, she will be able to adopt her," the source added.
Story first published:
February 10, 2011 13:56 IST