Back in 2000, Angelina Jolie encountered several legal challenges when she decided to adopt Maddox. It all started when she was shooting Tomb Raider in Cambodia and fell in love with the country. During her visit to an orphanage, Jolie was instantly smitten with Maddox and eventually adopted him after getting assistance from her partner, Sarath Mounh. According to Mounh, Maddox had a positive attitude and infectious smile that won Jolie’s heart. When Jolie first met Maddox, he stood up and smiled at her instead of crying like other kids, leaving a lasting impression on her and prompting her decision to adopt him.
During a visit to a group of newborn babies, Angelina Jolie was delighted to see Maddox smiling amidst the crying infants. However, adopting him was not an easy task due to the widespread issue of cross-border child trafficking in Cambodia at the time. To ensure that she followed the appropriate procedures, Angelina sought the assistance of her friend and colleague, Mr. Sarath Mounh, who legally adopted Maddox before transferring custody to Angelina through a signed document.
Sarath Mounh has voiced his interest in becoming Maddox’s legal father, allowing Angelina to bring her son to the United States. Maddox’s adoption by Angelina as a young boy from Cambodia transformed his life and presented him with the chance to relocate to America. The adoption of Maddox by a well-known public figure generated immense happiness and enthusiasm among the Cambodian populace, with the hope that he will always remain connected to his heritage and reach great heights in his future endeavors.
On the rightmost side of the photo is Sarath, a kind soul who lent a helping hand to Angelina during her difficult time. He assisted her in resolving the issue of incomplete adoption paperwork that caused her a lot of distress.
Unique: Recently, some rare photos were taken during Angelina Jolie’s trip to Cambodia to bring back one of her kids.
Maddox’s regular trips back to his home country have given him the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the admirable traditions and behaviors of Cambodia.
Currently, the happy and enthusiastic young man has registered in a prestigious university located in Korea.