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Angelina Jolie broke her promise to return to Vietnam orphanage after adopting son Pax

Mirror logo Mirror 21/11/2016 Christopher Bucktin
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The orphanage from where Angelina Jolie adopted one of her sons says the star has broken a vow to return.

When the Oscar winner collected Pax, then three, she promised: “I’ll be back soon.”

But Tam Binh Orphanage, now facing financial ruin, said it has not seen Angelina since.

Staff at the centre, in Vietnam’s capital, cling to the hope of being reunited with Pax.

Worker Nguyen Kim Xuyen was snapped with Angelina, 41, when she picked up her newly adopted son in March 2007.

Asked if she ever hears from the mum of six, who is currently in a custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt , Nguyen said: “No, no, never.”

Government-funded Tam Binh is in a state of decay, receiving no extra donations since Angelina’s visit. Nguyen added: “We’re a government orphanage, so we always get their support. However, we still need more money to buy food and provide [the orphans] better living conditions.

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“We only get [£43] per month, which is nowhere near enough.”

Pax, now 12, was known to staff as Pham Quang Sang when he lived at the orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City.

At the time of his birth in November 2003, Pax’s biological mum was addicted to drugs. She escaped the hospital without payment, abandoning her two-day-old son.

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It is a far cry from his life in LA. Pax’s divorcing parents are together worth around £320million. Angelina makes an estimated £12million per film, equivalent to nearly 30,000 years’ funding to Tam Binh.

The star returned to Vietnam with Pax in 2011, saying: “We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due.”

Yet a visit to Tam Binh did not materialise.

Nguyen, who has a “souvenir photo” of herself with the star, said: “Everyone is looking forward to them returning to Tam Binh. We will meet again some day.” Angelina’s representatives have been contacted for comment.

To donate to Ho Chi Minh orphanages, including Tam Binh, visit childrenofpeace.org/index.html .

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