Jan 18, 2017
The biological mother of Zahara Jolie-Pitt, who Angelina Jolie adopted in Ethiopia in 2005, is now asking to be in 'contact' with her daughter.
The mother, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso recently spoke to the Daily Mail, explaining her hopes to be a part of the 12-year-old's life.
'I just want her to know that I am alive and here and long to be able to speak with her,' Lebiso said, adding, 'I do not want my daughter back but just to be in contact with her and be able to call her up and talk with her.'
Crediting that the 41-year-old star has been more of a mother to Jolie-Pitt than she has ever been, Lebiso said, 'She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her. I miss her all the time. I think about her every day and long to hear her voice or see her face.'
'I would like Zahara to know she has a mother who loves her as much as Angelina. I know her life is with Angelina is in another country and she speaks another language than me. She has a life that I could never give her, but I would still like to have some contact. I would like to see her face. She has grown into a beautiful woman, and I am so proud of her. My heart bursts because I am so proud,' the mother gushed.
This plea comes in the middle of Jolie and Brad Pitt's custody battle over their first daughter and other five children following a not so amicable divorce.