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Cambodian official dismisses more Jolie-Pitt adoption rumours

A Cambodian government official has shot down reports suggesting Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are looking to adopt another child from the country.

Jolie adopted the couple's eldest son, Maddox, from Cambodia in 2002, and rumours the Hollywood couple was interested in taking in another youngster started circulating following the actress' visit to her teenager's homeland in December (15).


But a spokesman for Inter-Country Adoption Administration has told the Phnom Penh Post the story is far fetched, adding Jolie and Pitt wouldn't be able to adopt another child from Cambodia if they tried.


"I saw this on Facebook, but actually it’s just a rumour," Sao Samphois said. "The adoption between the two countries is not yet open."


Samphois told the Post that American officials suspended adoptions from Cambodia over a decade ago over "trafficking concerns" and the embargo has not been lifted.


Back in November (15), Pitt told reporters he and his wife had hoped to expand their brood at one point, but they "crapped out after six" kids.


"Everyone talks about the joy of having kids... but I never knew how much I could love something until I looked in the faces of my children," he added. "There’s a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing, a lot of teeth-brushing and spilling."


As well as 14-year-old Maddox, the couple is parents to Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, and their biological kids Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.