“Brad and I are starting with the children and are planning to have our time together in our later years … I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and we’re very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world.”
~ Angelina Jolie
by Rachel Schindler
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to inspire celebrities and others around the world to make a difference in the lives of children. Their commitment to each other is the foundation for helping children have the greatest opportunity to fulfill the potential of their lives.
In honor of National Adoption Day, Pitt and Jolie, affectionately known as Brangelina, contributed $150,000 to SOS Children’s Villages to strengthen the nonprofit’s efforts to find a loving home for every child.
Beyond their generous support for charities dedicated to improving the lives of children, Brangelina are also parents to three adopted children and have become a poster couple for the adoption community.
“I am truly thankful that Angelina and Brad understand the power of family—the kind of stable family that SOS holds as an essential part of healthy child development,” Dr. Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages USA, said. “Together, Angelina and Brad have been eyewitnesses to the great work of SOS…Angelina and Brad know that children’s need for a family is universal.”
More than 100,000 children today live in the American foster care system. Their future very much depends on connecting to devoted adults prepared for the journey of adoption who embrace the opportunity to raise children in a strong, loving home.
I was very fortunate to be adopted by two devoted parents at an early age. Their decision to bring me into their family, help protect and guide me, provided the early foundation for my ability to survive and thrive in the world. Whether it was luck or fate that brought me to my adoptive family, every day I think about the many thousands of children in this country and throughout the world who hope and pray for the same opportunity.
Rachel Schindler, a member of PAIRS Foundation’s research and grant support team, earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology. She is workin