Quickie Adoption for Angelina

Vietnamese officials deny special treatment
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2007 2:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Vietnamese officials say the paperwork on Angelina Jolie's adoption is nearly complete—just days after it was submitted in early March. Vietnamese officials say their efficiency was spurred by the child's age and complete files and not by preferential treatment, but the speed up likely has a simpler explanation: anticipation of a massive donation, like the ones Jolie dropped on Cambodia and Ethiopia after adopting children there.

Vietnamese adoptions usually take four to six months. Jolie's speedy processing comes in spite of a local law that prohibits unmarried but cohabitating parents from adopting, which some predicted would be a problem for Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt.