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Carrie Craft

Hollywood Adoption Updates

By November 30, 2007

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It's so hard to tell fact from fiction. So, here are some news stories. I have no idea if they are accurate, but they are well, interesting and fun.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt - This little one is getting so much press! It is being reported that her once thought to be deceased birth mother, Mentwabe Dawit, is alive! The adoption agency, Wide Horizons for Children who handled the adoption, still say that the birthmother is dead. Also, the story of how she came into existence is also being debated, Zahara may not be an AIDS baby, but the result of a violent sexual assault. Some feel that it is inappropriate to discuss how Zahara entered this world as one day she will read the stories with possible devastation. The details of the attack her birth mother endured are also sketchy as is Zahara's birth name. The stories seem to change from article to article. So, who knows what's truth or fiction in this adoption tale. I have no idea if Mentwabe Dawit is Zahara's birth mother, but the pictures of the woman in the Daily Mail do look a lot like Zahara.

Britney Spears - Have you heard the one about the young singer who lost her mind, then custody of her two sons, then went on to file adoption papers for a set of twins in China? No, really. OK, so again, take this story for what it's worth, two second bit of fluff for entertainment purposes. Remember, there is a difference between filling out adoption paperwork and being approved for adoption. Please, tell me that there is not enough money in the world that would entice any adoption agency to allow Britney Spears to adopt a highway!

Do you think it's right to discuss the adoption stories of celebrities and their children?
Zahara does not have a voice right now, will she be upset later by what's known and discussed today or is this just the price of fame?

December 5, 2007 at 7:07 pm
(1) Concerned person says:

Doesn’t all the talk about star’s personal medical history, like Zahara’s suspected AIDs, violate the HIPAA – Privacy Rule? We are so quick to act when our rights are violated, but what their rights? Isn’t the media violating their rights by publishing medical history without consent?

December 6, 2007 at 12:51 am
(2) adoption says:

You’ve brought up an excellent point!

It seems that once a person becomes a celebrity, not only do they lose all rights, but so do their children.

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