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Sandra & Angelina -- The Adoption Connection

4/28/2010 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie share a very interesting connection -- and it all has to do with their adopted babies Louis Bardo and Maddox, respectively ... and the timing of their divorces.

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Sandra told People Magazine she and Jesse James set the wheels in motion to adopt Louis Bardo together ... but divorce changed the plan.  Sandra now says she's filing for single parent adoption.

TMZ has learned that's exactly what happened between Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton.  Although this has not been reported, sources connected with their divorce in 2003 tell TMZ, Angie and B.B. were going to jointly adopt Maddox, but when they decided to divorce, the plan changed and Billy Bob backed out of the adoption.

Adoption experts we've spoken with say turning a husband/wife adoption into a single parent adoption can complicate the adoption process ... but it seems to have worked out for both Angelina and Sandra.

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Sherry Salls    

Are TMZ and other outlets going to keep calling Jesse James a "Nazi" now that it is revealed that he and Sandra arranged to adopt an African-American baby, received him in January, and have been trying to adopt for 4 years?!!!

1642 days ago
17.

celticskunk    

Hell yeah Billy Bob ran, he didn't want to buy a monkey

1642 days ago
18.

flowers    

if the numbers don't somehow equal SEVEN then, really, WGAS.



you know what i'm talkin about don't ya?

1642 days ago
19.

hmmm    

One MAJOR Difference. Angelina can move her forehead and Sandra's forehead is frozen stiff. LOL

1642 days ago
20.

Fin    

This was not a secret. it was pretty well known. BBT didn't want any more kids and Jolie did and the closer it got to the adoption the more distant he got. The KICKER was that after they divorced BBT got his next GF pregnant!



People forget the drama Jolie went thru BEFORE she started working with Pitt on Mr.&Mrs. Smith. They also forget the drama Aniston put Pitt thru before he even saw the script. You didn't need to be an insider to the dirt, you simply had to pay attention. She kept telling him they'd have kids when Friends was over, then before the last show was shot she had signed on to do seven (7) films! She lied instead of just being upfront with him. She knew her ingenue days were limited but she's still trying to milk it!



I know I went off topic but I'm tired of the Jolie bashing by ignorant couch potatoes!



I'm just sayin'!

1642 days ago
21.

Josi Verlingieri    

Geessshhh!!! what's with all this adopting oversees. I hate to think how hurt the children are that their not having a little baby brother now. I feel for them. Everybody get's hurt. Jesse is such a jerk!!! selfish jerk!!! Had no thoughts of all the children involved.

1642 days ago
22.

T    

yup sandra adopted a black child
omg what a whammy hahahaha



Better move to Europe like angelina & brad did to stay safe from the hate of your people who hate blacks/mexicans,and in the usa ,thats the majority lol



go to europe,no one will blame u

1642 days ago
23.

Charyl    

HOW DARE YOU PLACE SANDRA BULLOCK AND "THAT THING" IN THE SAME THOUGHT PATTERN MUCH LESS THE SAME SENTENCE. SANDRA I APOLOGIZE FOR THE IDOTS!!!! I DID NOTICE THAT I AM NOT ALONE INT HIS THINKING, HOWEVER, HOMEWRECKER IS LAUGHABLE...DEMONIC IS MY VERSION, HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT HER EYES......OH, HELL NO!!!

1642 days ago
24.

Eileen    

Oh, goodie. A Brangeloonie has decided to create an Aniston straw man to deflect criticism of her Saint Cray-Cray, on a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with Aniston. If not buying the Angelina PR hook, line and sinker makes me an ignorant couch potato, then what up my fellow taters!

1642 days ago
25.

MiMi LaRue    

This was widely reported at the time, actually. She brought Maddox home and his papers originally had BBT listed as adoptive father. He had the Thornton surname. Then Billy Bob had a mid-life crisis, per usual, and freaked out and decided he wanted to have a rock band and go on tour and left her. So she finalized the adoption as a single parent and changed his last name to Jolie.

1642 days ago
26.

Shea    

Oh please. Stop hating on Angelina.
Sandra laid down with a Nazi and turned a blind eye to his escapades until the public became aware.

1642 days ago
27.

(^_^)JUST ME    

TMZ,THAT'S ANCIENT HISTORY, ALREADY KNEW WHAT WENT ON BETWEEN ANGELINA AND BILLY BOY AND THE ADOPTION OF MADDOX.....READ THE BOOK 'BRANGELINA'

1642 days ago
28.

joe    

"but it seems to have worked for both Angelina and Sandra."



money talks!!!!! hello......

1642 days ago
29.

julie    

Where does one get that Angelina is a home wrecker? Brad and Jen separated, then divorced. Why pin this on Angelina who went home after MAMS and a month later Brad followed Angelina clear across the country to be with her. Brad and Jen had a house, not a home since they weren't there. It ticks me off that their was nobody in the inner circle who said anything about cheating but the hens on the outside. I would love solid proof of this not some hen who clucks the loudest over and over on speculation.
I like both women, both are very strong and very independant.

1642 days ago
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julie    

I don't like people who always speculate on gossip and pretend it's all true. Pick up some of Angelina's books, all goes to charity none of it back to Angelina. She did take the right path in adopting all three of her children, again where is the proof she didn't? Madonna didn't and the authorities checked into it, not Angelina. Do you really think they just one day decide they'll find a kid and the next week go and pick the child up? durrr, again read a book any book. Relying on tabloid gossip isn't factual. Anything negative you'll beleive.

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