By peoplestaff225
January 08, 2007 11:50 AM

by CBB correspondent Sarah Elizabeth

Update: Angelina has released a statement, saying, "The article included many falsehoods. I said many positive things that were omitted. I feel we must focus on the present and I encourage everyone to be supportive so that every child can adjust nicely to their new home."

Originally posted 12 noon: In the French celebrity weekly magazine Gala, Angelina Jolie spoke about Madonna and the adoption controversy that she has faced. Madonna’s adoption of David Banda last year led some right groups in Malawi to question whether the American pop star had used her celebrity to bypass laws governing the adoption of Malawians by foreigners — an argument denied by her lawyers.

"I was horrified by the attacks against her…all that should count is the happiness of her little David." Angelina, who has two adopted children herself, told Gala.

But Angelina added that she would have steered clear of adoption from a country like Malawi. Apparently, she said, "Madonna knew the situation in Malawi … In this country, there is not really a legal framework for adopting. Personally, I prefer staying on the right side of the law. I would never bring back a child from a country where adoption is illegal."

Angelina and boyfriend Brad Pitt have formed one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and multi-ethnic families with baby daughter Shiloh, Zahara, and Maddox.

Source: French magazine Gala viaTV Guide

Do you agree with Angelina? Or do you think she should have kept her opinion to herself?

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