About Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Zahara Jolie-Pitt is the adopted daughter of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jolie adopted the six-month-old girl from Ethiopia, Zahara Marley, on July 6, 2005. She was originally named Yemsrach by her mother and was later given the legal name Tena Adam at an orphanage. Jolie adopted her from Wide Horizons For Children orphanage in Addis Ababa. Shortly after they returned to the United States, Zahara was hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition. In 2007, media outlets reported Zahara's biological mother, Mentewabe Dawit, was still alive and wanted her daughter back, but she later denied these reports, saying she thought Zahara was "very fortunate" to be adopted by Jolie.
Brad Pitt was reportedly present when Jolie signed the adoption papers and collected her daughter; later Jolie indicated that she and Pitt made the decision to adopt Zahara together. On January 19, 2006 a judge in California approved Pitt's request to legally adopt the girl and her surname was formally changed to Jolie-Pitt.