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Angelina Jolie Adopts Ethiopian Baby

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Jul 06, 2005 | 6:35am EDT

Angelina Jolie has agreed to adopt an Ethiopian baby girl orphaned by AIDS.

The actress will complete the formalities of the adoption on July 6 and will name her new daughter Zahara Marley, reports People magazine.

Jolie, who spends much of her time touring the work as a goodwill ambition for the United Nations, is unwilling to reveal more details but she says she and her adopted Cambodian son Maddox, three, are "very happy to have a new addition to our family".

But the 30-year-old wants to make it clear she remains a single mother, despite constant rumors of romance with her Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Brad Pitt.

A friend tells People magazine, "Angie's over the moon. It's a dream come true. She's always wanted to extend her family. Angelina's adopting as a single mother and she wants that emphasized."

Twice-divorced Jolie has made no secret of her desire to extend her family and following a tour of Ethiopia earlier this year, she said of her son, "He is in love with Africa, so he has been asking for an African brother or sister."

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