November 14, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
When Angelina Jolie introduced Zahara to the world she said she was an AIDS orphan. However, a woman claiming to be Zahara's birth mother talked to InTouch .
24-year-old Mentewab Dawit Lebiso told the magazine, "I want my daughter to come home to see where she is from. Her grandmother and I both tried very hard to raise her, and I want her to come home to regain her identity."
She said Zahara was conceived when she was raped by a stranger. After giving birth to Zahara in January of 2005 she left her, because there was no food and she thought Zahara was going to die.
"I thought the baby was going to die because there was no food, so I ran away."
Z's grandmother signed her over to an adoption agency. They say someone told the agency Z's mother was dead. The woman claims she never signed the adoption papers which means she could have a case in getting Z back.
The adoption agency says they have papers that Z's grandmother signed stating her daughter was dead.
Angelina is apparently aware that a woman has come forward claiming to be Z's mother.
Going up against Brangelina? Good luck with that. Even if the woman is Z's mother that doesn't mean anything. She ran away from baby Z, because she thought Z was going to die. Does that make any sense?
This also isn't the first time women have come forward claiming to be related to Z. A couple of years ago a woman claimed to be her mother. It was proven false.
The agency stands by their claim that Zahara's mother passed away.