Zahara Jolie Pitt’s biological mother Mentewab Dawit Lebiso has reached out to Angelina Jolie, in the hope that she can reconnect with her daughter after twelve years.
Angelina Jolie famously adopted six-month-old Zahara in Ethiopia back in 2005 under the agency Wide Horizons For Children, who reportedly told her that Zahara’s birth mother had died from AIDS.
“I just want her to know that I am alive and here and long to be able to speak with her,” she told The Daily Mail. “I do not want my daughter back but just to be in contact with her and be able to call her up and talk with her.
“Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her. I think about her every day and long to hear her voice or see her face.
“I would like Zahara to know she has a mother who loves her as much as Angelina.
Mentewab Dawit Lebiso has made it clear that she is grateful to Angelina Jolie for the life she has given her daughter, as it’s one she would never be able to give her herself.
She currently earns the equivalent of $18 a month, and lives in a one room home without a toilet or even running water.
“She has a life that I could never give her, but I would still like to have some contact,” she continued.
“I want my daughter to stay with Angelina. She is a good mother and all children should stay with their mother. By taking her Angelina has saved my baby’s life and she also saved my life. I will always be very grateful to her for that.”
It’s unclear whether Angelina Jolie is aware of what’s going on, but wouldn’t it be nice if Zahara reconnected with her birth mother? Or should everyone wait until Zahara is older and can make the decision herself?
What do you guys think?