Back in 2000, Angelina Jolie faced a plethora of legal challenges as she embarked on her journey to adopt Maddox. The story began when Jolie was filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia and fell in love with the country. During her trip, she visited an orphanage and felt an instant connection with Maddox, who eventually became her adopted son. With the assistance of her partner, Sarath Mounh, Jolie was able to navigate the adoption process without any major complications. According to Mounh, Maddox’s beaming smile and positive attitude captured Jolie’s heart. Unlike other children who would usually cry when meeting a stranger, Maddox stood up and smiled at Jolie, which made a significant impression on the actress and convinced her that he was the perfect choice for her son.
During her visit to a nursery, Angelina Jolie noticed a cheerful Maddox among the crying babies. However, adopting him posed several difficulties due to the rampant child trafficking in Cambodia. To ensure that she followed the correct legal procedure, Angelina sought the assistance of her colleague, Mr. Sarath Mounh, who legally adopted Maddox before transferring custody to Angelina through a signed agreement.
Sarath Mounh has conveyed his interest in becoming Maddox’s official dad, which would allow Angelina to take her son with her to America without any legal complications. The adoption of the Cambodian boy by Angelina had a big impact on his life and gave him a chance to move to the United States. The widely-publicized adoption of Maddox by a renowned celebrity was a source of great thrill and happiness for the Cambodian community, who wished for him to never forget his heritage and accomplish great things in his future endeavors.
In the photo, Sarath can be seen standing on the far right. He played a crucial role in supporting Angelina during a stressful time when she was struggling to complete the necessary paperwork for adoption.
Pictures that are not widely available were taken when Angelina Jolie made a trip to Cambodia to bring back her child.
Maddox has gained valuable insights into Cambodia’s beneficial traditions and habits through his frequent trips to his birthplace.
Currently, the happy and enthusiastic young man has registered himself in a high-rated university located in Korea.