Madonna Plans to Adopt Fourth Child


December 19, 2008
Transworld News

Madonna is reportedly planning to adopt her fourth child. The 50-year-old pop star, who filed for divorce from Guy Ritchie in October after an 8-year marriage, is allegedly set to adopt 4-year-old Malawi child Mercy James. The child’s grandparents are too poor to care for the child.

Sources claim that Madonna has already signed the adoption papers and will fly to the country with rumored lover Alex Rodriguez.

“She’s hoping to bring the toddler home by early next year,” an insider says.

Mercy James will be the second child Madonna has adopted from Malawi. She and Ritchie adopted David Banda from the country in 2006. Madonna is also a mother to biological daughter Lourdes, 12, son Rocco, 8.


Amazing influence

Just think, Malawi had not permitted foreign adoptions until Madonna adopted David.

How has this adoption-act benefited the world?  One has to wonder after reading "Madonna-style Adoptions".

the other thing that really

the other thing that really pisses me off about all this is how rich people can buy children this way

regular people have to wait a year after each event... she just dumped her husband and is shacked up.. regular people, at least where I live would have to wait the year... but money can even still buy humans I guess

In my experience...

Because something is do-able, does not make it the right thing to do.  The things I have "made" happen, and thought myself so noble and efficient, are some of the worst mistakes in my life.  I never once considered the other people in my life and how my actions would affect them; and that is what I see in the "stars" who adopt.  You don't have to be rich to make an adoption happen; you just let the selfish part of you rule.... and the rest is history.

"I can be changed by what happens to me, I refuse to be reduced by it." M.A.
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Rights and Wrongs

I was just reading another update on the Great Madonna, and I had to laugh when I read the following:

Details of the adoption are still sketchy but reports said that the pop star has already signed initial paperwork for the pending adoption of Mercy James, aged 4, whose mother Mwandida James died after giving birth to the infant.

Madonna and Ritchie last year adopted their first Malawian child, David Yohane, whose mother also died soon after giving birth due to complications.  [From:  "Madonna set to adopt another child in Malawi ", African Press Agency, Dec 24, 2008,]

It seems Madonna likes to take/save children whose mothers have died... meanwhile, what is this saying about the surviving fathers, and their right to keep their own child?  [See how David's father grieves the loss of his son:  David Banda's Dad:  "Maybe he'd be better off back with us".]

I think it's very sad that adoption has become so vogue, parents are losing their children simply because so many think adoption is the best/right option for a child who's mother has died. 

(Given Madonna's own history, it surprises me she thinks she can replace both child's parents.)

Madonna, Malawi, and more children?

More rumors (?) are being reported about Madonna's desire to have another child from Malawi, as the article,  "Madonna considers another adoption", suggests.  To prove Madonna's loyalty to her adopted son's best-interest and lost heritage, the article explains:

Madonna took David Banda when he was 13 months old after his father had placed him in an orphanage following the death of his wife.

David Banda is growing up worlds away from his village of Lipunga, where his relatives eat staple food like maize from simple bowls and meals are cooked on open fires.

Madonna says she wants to keep him connected to his homeland.

"It is a big priority for me to educate my son about the world, but always to stay connected to his Malawian culture," she said.

"He has a big map of Africa in his room with lots of arrows pointing to Malawi."

I can see how a big map keeps a child in-touch with his own cultural and family.

 <BIG rolling eyes...>

Since media seems to be Madonna's favorite medium, I wonder how  likely it is she would ever allow a major media source, (like America's ABC network... the network that loves to feature adoption-stories),  to cover the reunion between David and his father, Yohane Banda, (with his new-wife and children) still living in Malawi?  How many think  David's father, is GLAD he sent his son away?  In fact, I'm wondering how many first-parents touched by The Banks Adoption Scheme are thinking the very same thing? 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't celebrities have something better to do with their time and money than buying children who already HAVE a family and home-land?

If you ask me, more celebrities should help stop the selling of children (child trafficking); they should not be promoting it.

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