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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are said to be expanding their brood of six by adopting a Syrian orphan, according to latest reports.

The Hollywood actress reportedly met up with three Syrian brothers who were orphaned after their father was taken away by soldiers and their mother killed in a bombing incident.

Angelina and Brad are already parents to six children, three biological including Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted, Maddox ,13, from Cambodia, Pax, 11, from Vietnam, and Ethiopian Zahara, 10.

The 38-year-old actress, who is a UN Special Envoy for Refugee, is said to have wanted to adopt all three children, but it was claimed that she was stopped as Brad allegedly said it would be hard for their children to adjust to the sudden change in family dynamics.

‘Angie wanted to adopt all three, but when she got back to the United States, and told Brad about it, he said no,’ a RadarOnline source has claimed.

‘Going from six children to nine was just way too much, and Brad was concerned about how it would impact their other kids. But Angie didn’t put up a fight. She knew it just wouldn’t work. But they compromised at adopting one.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for the stars to comment.

As special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina has made more than six visits to Syrian refugee camps and has been an eyewitness to the atrocities happening in that sphere of the world. Brad Pitt’s rep previously denied that they are planning to adopt a child in Syria.

At least 70,000 children have lost their fathers and another 3,700 more have lost both parents who were either feeling civil war, thrown in prison or killed. Angelina implored the world ‘to save a generation of traumatised, isolated and suffering Syrian children from catastrophe’ during a speech in November 2013.

The Oscar-winning actress-turned-director and her longtime love are both on the same page when it comes to bringing another orphaned soul into their home. And they want to do it this year, hopefully by the end of summer 2015, a friend told The Express.