All may not be kosher with Angelina Jolie's adoption of Vietnamese orphan Pham Quang Sang, re-christened Pax Thien by the actress. According to British tab News of the World, the boy's papers were never signed by his grandparents, leaving the door open for the child's mother, a 29-year-old heroin addict, to contest the adoption. And the grandparents, Chien and Nhan, insist their daughter Pham Thu Dung is more than capable of doing just that. Said grandfather Chien:
Our daughter is a heroin addict and she is a bag of trouble. Her life has been ruled by drugs since she was 16. When she finds out that a rich movie star has adopted her baby, she WILL go after Angelina Jolie for money and make trouble for her. She may even try to take the child back.
According to the grandparents, Sang's mother Dung became pregnant during an affair with a married man. Sang was seriously underweight upon his birth, and had to be cared for in a special baby unit, where doctors feared he was hooked on heroin thanks to his mother. Dung, unable to afford the $30 hospital bill, ran away, leaving the grandparents to care for the child. They finally gave him up to the orphanage, where he remained for three years until Angelina came to adopt him. According to Chien, Dung was present earlier this year when an orphanage employee first broke the news about Sang's adoption prospects. Here's what Chien said about that meeting, and the subsequent technicalities:
In January Dung was at our house when the deputy director of the orphanage where we had sent her baby paid a surprise visit to tell us a wealthy American wanted to adopt him. ... Although our daughter was in the room, she did not reveal that she was the boy's mother. Nor did we. ... She just sat in the corner, pretending to knit. She did not say a word and showed absolutely no emotion. She listened hard when the director told us her boy was going to have a good life, and that he was lucky he was going to live with this rich American woman. ... Then she disappeared. She was still hooked on drugs and we told her we had had enough. We have not seen her since that day. ... In February, we were asked to sign more papers agreeing to the adoption and stating that we did not know the whereabouts of our daughter, which we did. ... We did not know then that Angelina Jolie was the rich American who wanted to adopt our grandson.
A sister of Dung's, Trang, somewhat contradicts the grandparents' characterization however, insisting that the woman does feel for her child, and misses him badly. Said Trang:
After the orphanage man visited, Dung wanted to go to there to look for her son but she didn't know what he looked like. I persuaded her not to go. ... My sister thinks about her baby a lot. She dotes on my younger daughter and both my girls call her Mother. If she could, she would try to get her son back.
Meanwhile, little Sang, now Pax, is living in the lap of luxury with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, their adopted kids Zahara and Maddox, and their bio-blob Shiloh. Surely if Pax's real mother is a heroin addict then he's better off with Angelina, who is only an Angelina addict.