Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to adopt a baby from Burma.

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The couple have reportedly enlisted the help of Dr Jane Aronson, who runs the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, and a leading Burmese monk to help arrange visits to local orphanages in the war-torn country.

Angelina and Brad – who already have three adopted children, Cambodian boy Maddox, six, Vietnamese son Pax, three, and Ethiopian girl Zahara, two, and a 16-month-old biological daughter Shiloh together – are said to be desperate to find a girl to help Zahara feel more settled within the family.

As well as adopting a child from the region, Angelina also wants to use her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador to help Burma.

A source is quoted as saying: “Angelina feels she is barely making a dent in the suffering she sees throughout the Third World as she travels incognito
to different countries as a United Nations representative.

“She’s in talks to go into Burma and help with students and AIDS victims who are suffering terribly.”

Angelina, 32, has made no secret of her desire to expand her family, previously saying: “I want to create a rainbow family. That’s children of different religions and cultures, from different countries.

“I believe I’m meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically. I like to think with every adoption I’m saving another child from an orphanage.”

Burma, officially named the Union of Myanmar, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. It has been run by the military since the country’s government was toppled by General Ne Win’s coup in 1962.

The generals and army in Burma stand accused of gross human rights abuses – including the forced relocation of Burmese citizens, and the widespread use of illegal child labour.