Wednesday, November 08, 2006

'No adoption' for Brangelina

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be expanding their family immediately, after reportedly being deterred by the backlash Madonna recently received.

The superstar couple were said to be planning to adopt an Indian orphan while in the country filming 'A Mighty Heart'.

However, they decided to put their plans on the backburner after Madonna was slammed by critics for the way in which she has gone about adopting David Banda from Malawi, an insider told New magazine.

'No one wants to be dragged through the heartache that Madonna has,' the source said. 'It's a real shame.'

The couple already have two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara, and welcomed a biological daughter, Shiloh, in May.

Apparently Angelina was 'saddened' by the criticism Madonna is enduring for wanting to adopt the 13-month-old boy.

'When people start questioning the legality of adoption, of whether you'll be able to keep the child, it gets into a territory that's just heartbreaking,' the source said of Brangelina's reaction to the backlash.

Last month the couple visited Priva Darshini orphanage together in the hopes of finding a child.

'Brad would prefer a boy no older than 18 months to even out the sexes but Angie has told him she can't guarantee she won't fall in love with a little girl,' a source said.

'They had originally hoped to be able to bring the child home before Christmas and had even thought of a name, India, to honour the child's homeland.'

Brad recently declared that he would like to have six children.