By peoplestaff225
Updated March 16, 2007 06:07 AM

When Angelina Jolie was introduced to her new son (whom she re-named Pax Thien) for the first time, things didn’t exactly go smoothly. The 3-year-old Vietnamese boy started crying when Angelina knelt down to speak to him at Thursday morning’s welcoming ceremony at Tam Binh Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh, according to the orphanage director, Mr. Nguyen Van Trung.Angelina understood completely. "She told me she understands – that it’s normal for all young children to be scared," Trung said. Angelina took the little Pax aside, in a separate room from the ceremony for the him to calm down and feel comfortable. Trung insisted everything was fine from there on out:

In addition to meeting his new mother, Pax also had to overcome an initial sense of shock. He was not told by the people at the orphanage that he was going to be adopted that day. His caregiver Ms. Bui Thi Thanh Tuyen said,

Still, the orphanage staff prepared him as best they could: They packed a small box with two sets of clothes for him to take, and his favorite toys, especially a little plastic piano. They also taught him a few phrases of English: "How are you?" and "What’s your name?"Tuyen said she’ll miss the boy but adds that any day a child is adopted is a special day at the orphanage: