(dailymail.co.uk ) - There could be some tough times ahead for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with reports the birth family of their adopted daughter Zahara want to bring the two-year-old home to Ethiopia.
Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, who claims to be Zahara's birth mother, has spoken out about the adoption, saying she'd love to be reunited with the child.
The 24-year-old says: "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."
Mentewab claims Zahara was conceived when she was raped by a stranger who broke into her home.
After the baby was born on 7 January 2005 she moved in with her mother and got a job as a labourer.
But Mentewab said she became overwhelmed, and confessed: "I thought the baby was going to die because there was no food, so I ran away."
Mentewab's mother then signed the baby over for adoption.
This could be Angelina's worst nightmare. In June last year the actress proudly spoke about the daughter she named Zahara, saying: "She's from Ethiopia. She's an AIDS orphan."
But, according to America's In Touch magazine - which claims to have seen Zahara's adoption papers - it clearly states that Zahara has a grandmother and extended family living in Africa.
While the child's birth family may not be able to afford to challenge Zahara's adoption, they do claim they were misled.
They say a local official, who took Zahara to the adoption agency, told the family they would get to see the baby again and maintain contact with her. But that has not happened.
Zahara's aunt, Zinash Haile Yenero, 20, told In Touch: "After they took the baby, they didn't keep in contact. They didn't tell us anything about her.
"My mother was very sad. At one point she was even thinking of trying to find a way to bring her grandchild back. But she has no money, so she can't."
However, a friend in Angelina's camp says: "[Angelina] believes that Zahara is an orphan and the woman who claims to be her mum is mistaken. Government papers said Zahara was an Aids orphan and Angie had no reason to believe otherwise.
"Zahara was days away from death and Angelina saved that child. As far as she is concerned, that bonded her to that little girl forever."
The birth mother Mentewab never signed the papers giving up her daughter, which could give her a case for getting Zahara back - if she had the money to pursue it.
An adoption specialist says: "If some family member comes in and leaves the child at an orphanage and signs her over, and then the mother wants her back, you can make the argument that the person didn't truly understand that their child is gone forever."
However, Wide Horizons for Children, the agency Angelina adopted from, says she did so legally.