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Angelina 'halts adoption plans'

Angelina Jolie has changed her mind about adopting another child, it has been claimed.

The Maleficent actress already has six children with husband Brad Pitt. As well as biological children Shiloh, nine and twins Vivienne and Knox, six, the couple have adopted children Maddox, 13, Pax, 11 and Zahara, ten. While it was claimed recently that the pair were keen to expand their brood, it has now been reported that the 40-year-old has had a change of heart.

"Ange has changed her mind about adopting another child for now as she insists she can't cope with a seventh and worries it could put too much stress on their marriage - as well as affecting the other children," a source told British magazine Closer. "Her friends are shocked by the U-turn."

The couple, who married in August last year at their chateau in France, were allegedly considering adopting a little girl from Syria. And while the actress has put a halt to any plans they might have had, Brad, 51, is still keen to proceed according to the source.

"Brad has been trying to persuade Ange to change her mind and believes that another baby would bring them closer, but she is adamant and feels it could tip her over the edge as she struggles to cope with the pressures of work and family," the insider added.

Angelina has had a stressful year, having her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed in March because she has a defective BRCA1 cancer gene. She's managed to juggle her health issues with her movie career and humanitarian work, but apparently thinks another child would be too much.

"Right now Ange doesn't want to take on any more responsibility or work, and she's made that clear to Brad," the source said. "She's told him to let it go and stop putting pressure on her."

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