Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt’s adoptive parents are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She was born on January 8, 2005, in Awasa, Ethiopia. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted Zahara from an Ethiopian orphanage in Addis Ababa when she was six months old. The adoption took place on July 6, 2005.
Zahara is one of the six children of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She has three adopted siblings: Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (adopted from Cambodia), Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (adopted from Vietnam), and three biological siblings: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt. The Jolie-Pitt family has been known for its international adoptions and its commitment to humanitarian work.
Zahara’s adoption initially sparked controversy as she was thought to be an AIDS orphan. Recent revelations from her biological mother, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, shed light on the complex circumstances surrounding Zahara’s birth. Despite the challenges, both Angelina Jolie and Mentewab Dawit Lebiso express gratitude for the love and care Zahara receives.
In 2017, Zahara’s grandmother put forth a heartwarming plea for Angelina Jolie to facilitate contact between Zahara and her Ethiopian family. Jolie has been dedicated to ensuring her adopted children are connected to their cultural roots, making trips to Ethiopia to celebrate adoption anniversaries.