With three of her six children having been adopted, it’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie is extremely open about the topic at home.

 

“The words adoption, birth mothers [and] orphanages are happy words in our household, and we talk about those subjects all the time,” she says, according to People magazine.

 

“Life is very much about family and the family you choose. You can define your own destiny despite what happened to you in the past.”