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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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Lauriel    

It seems to me that Sandra has pretty much always been "regular folks", and it would be hard to find anything negative to say about her. She's doing something few celebrities (or regular people) manage to do when the chips are down - being a real lady. Angelina, on the other hand, is alternately adopting and whelping babies at an alarming rate, makes no bones about her personal (can't really say "private" in reference to her) behavior, and in my experience, people who have or adopt children to get attention usually make horrendous parents. No, having umpteen nannies is NOT the same as raising and loving a child yourself. Sorry, Ang.

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Annette    

YA,PLEASE DO NOT COMPARE SANDRA AND SO CALLED ANGELIA. I HAVE REPECT FOR SANDRA AND NONE FOR ANGELIA. ANGELIA IS A BI-SEXUAL WHORE.ANGELIA SHOULD NOT HAVE KIDS,SHE DOESN'T PUT THEM IN SCHOOL WHEN THEY SHOULD IN SCHOOL.IF THAT WAS ME,NOT LETTING MY KIDS GO TO SCHOOL,WALFARE WOULD BE ON MY ASS AND TAKE MY KIDS FROM ME.SANDRA WOULD BE A GREAT MOTHER.HAVE A GREAT MOTHER DAY SANDRA.

1544 days ago
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Roz    

Well this is like comparing the two women to Fine Wine and the other to white vinegar YUK YUK!!! Of course need you ask? Sandra is sweeter than the finest of wines while the other make you wanna......Mama said if you don't have anthing nice to say then say nothing at all! : )

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