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Angelina Jolie Happy To Focus On New Son

Superstar mom Angelina Jolie is happy to have a chance to focus on her growing family and its newest member, Pax Thien Jolie, according to an interview published in a Vietnamese newspaper Friday.

"I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life," Jolie told the Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper. "I have four children and caring for them is the most important thing for me at the moment. I'm very proud and happy to be their mother."

Jolie adopted the 3-year-old Vietnamese boy on Thursday, during a ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh City Justice Department, which publishes the newspaper.

Photos: Angelina Jolie: Viet Mom

Since she arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday night, Jolie has been hounded by a jostling horde of photographers and reporters, who followed her from the orphanage to the Ministry of Justice for Thursday's ceremony.

Photos: Angelina Jolie

Jolie said she was sorry that her new son had to be exposed to such a media frenzy and expressed concern about how it would affect him.

Photos: Brad Pitt

"Photographs and press coverage will make him upset," Jolie said in the interview, which was published in Vietnamese. "I'm very worried about that. I would like to say I'm sorry for bringing this into Pax's life."

Jolie's oldest son, 5-year-old Maddox, came with her to Vietnam, where she is expected to stay until next week. Her other children are 2-year-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and another sister, Shiloh, born to Jolie and her superstar partner Brad Pitt in May.

Ever since she was young, Jolie said, she has wanted to adopt children.

2"Everyone would agree that children need to have a family," the paper quoted her as saying. "I have the ability to help children fulfill that desire. Why should I say no?"

A nurse at the orphanage where Jolie adopted the boy said staff there didn't realize she and Pitt were superstars when they first visited last year.

"They looked very much like ordinary people," said Bui Thi Bich Tuyen. "We thought that they were just an ordinary couple that wanted to play with the kids and give them presents. They brought lots of toys."

Jolie shared crayons and drew pictures with the kids. "We could already see that she had a heart for children," said Tuyen, the nurse who had been in charge of raising Pax ever since he was brought to the orphanage as an infant.

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