<p><span></span>During her recent United Nations trip to Syria to meet with refugee families, <strong>Angelina Jolie</strong> let a secret slip about how overwhelming her own kids can be. Faced with a mother embarrassed that her five children were out of control, U.N. rep Dalia Al-Achi tells <em>Life & Style</em>, "Angelina told the mom that her children are even naughtier!"<br />
Raising six kids under the age of 9 is a difficult task, and Angie herself admits that life is
"absolute chaos at times." Which makes her statements in a new interview all the more shocking: For the first time, she's confirmed that she and Brad Pitt, 45, plan to adopt again -- and have another biological child.
"I can see further additions to the family -- both adopted and our own," Angelina, 34, tells the British magazine Stylist in its October issue.
Brad and Angie plan to add two more children, if not more, to their family, confirms an insider close to the couple. "They want one more biological baby and an adopted baby -- for now," the insider says. "But who knows what the future holds. Some people get addicted to drugs and alcohol, but Brad and Angie are addicted to children."
Why the need to adopt again? Angelina's work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees exposes her to children mired in poverty and war worldwide, and she's motivated by a noble impulse to help. In Syria, the U.N.'s Al-Achi tells Life & Style, "Angelina and Brad both took time to play around with the children they visited." But their desperate desire to save needy kids comes at the expense of the six they already have.
"Rescuing children out of third world countries is wonderful, but it's very stressful each time another person who has his or her own needs and demands and who's also competing for attention and love is brought into a family," says psycho therapist Jenn Berman, author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids.
And Angelina clearly realizes that she's being stretched too thin. "We have to make sure we can devote enough time to each of them," she tells Stylist, referring to Maddox, 8, Pax, 5, Zahara, 4, Shiloh, 3, and 15-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne. "There's always one of ours demanding that I help color in something very important with crayons."
For more on Angelina's plans for more children, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
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