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Madonna Adoption Part 308

First she did adopt, then she didn't now she has - pretty much. Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been given an interim adoption order for baby David Banda. This allows them temporary custody for 18 months. After that they will go through an evaluation process in the courts of Malawi. Nevertheless, the couple was reunited with the 13 month old in London after he flew in from Johannesburg, escorted by Madonna's entourage. Madonna is so elated about David that she's even thinking of adopting another child. Here's more:

After being allowed to take little David Banda home, the superstar [said]: 'It's so worth it. He's just the best baby ever. Guy and I have never been happier.'

And she has already got her eyes on a three-year-old girl from the same village as David. Describing the moment she saw her, she said: "I looked at this child with questioning dark eyes and the saddest smile. I thought, 'She looks just like me.' I told Guy, 'We must give this child a home, too.'"

Madonna has spoken about the possibility of adoption before. But intriguingly, Hello! magazine claims today that she had to overcome marital problems with Guy before going ahead with her Malawi plans.

"She wanted to wait until a rough patch in her marriage was smoothed over before she brought any more children into the situation," a relative of Madonna's in Michigan told Taraborrelli.

I wonder what Lourdes and Rocco think about David being "the best baby ever." He sure is adorable. Zahara and Maddox may have some competition. As for adopting more kids, stay tuned. More pics so


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Jeweledluv Jeweledluv 9 years
Sheetal215..(EYE ROLL!) Your comment shows your obvious ignorance.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Madonna issued this statement yesturday on her website: My husband and I began the adoption process many months prior to our trip to Malawi. I did not wish to disclose my intentions to the world prior to the adoption happening as this is a private family matter. After learning that there were over one million orphans in Malawi, it was my wish to open up our home and help one child escape an extreme life of hardship, poverty and in many cases death, as well as expand our family. Nevertheless, we have gone about the adoption procedure according to the law like anyone else who adopts a child. Reports to the contrary are totally inaccurate. The procedure includes an 18-month evaluation period after which time we hope to make this adoption permanent. This was not a decision or commitment that my family or I take lightly. I am overwhelmed and inspired by my trip to Malawi and hope that it helps bring attention to how much more the world needs to do to help the children of Africa. My heartfelt thanks for all the good wishes I have received and I hope the press will allow my family some room for us to experience the joy we feel to have David home. Madonna Ritchie October 17, 2006 London, England
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
Maybe some celebs would not be allowed to adopt in the us? Some of these people are known drug users.. etc..Maybe there is less red tape over seas?
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 9 years
Adopting from the states is even more of a b!tch than adopting from outside of here. (Celebrities have no excuse due to everyone jumping at their beck and call and their loads of money but....) for everyone else, it's super hard. Hell, my cousin for example. They tried to have a baby for years, couldn't do it. Then decided on adoption. The states here jerked them around for about 5-6 years. First they'd have one, then "no! mom wants it back! Sooorrry". Then another 6 months to a year goes by, they'd have another one, then bam!...someone else got it for some unknown reason. This went on for years. Finally they looked into international adoption. about a 1 year after they got a 8 month old girl from China. They flew there to get her and everything. She's about 2 now. I just got word last night actually that they are getting a boy from Korea in about 6-8 months or so. Basically, international adoptions are quicker and they dont "dangle the carrot" in front of you for years.... (probably less restrictions too)
bassetread bassetread 9 years
If nothing else is gained from this - then at least we are talking about it. She is helping to bring attention to adoption - no matter where you adopt from. I encourage EVERYONE - regardless of where you are in life to consider adopting or fostering. It can really make a difference in someones life.
roor roor 9 years
this kid was taken from an ORPHANAGE right? isn't that what you do , adopt kids from places like these. Anyway there are a lot of kids whose parents GIVE THEM UP for adoption coz they cannot take care of them i.e teen moms in the U.S. if i can recall correctly both Sharon Stone and calista Flockhart's adpoted kids were NOT orphans so where's all the hoopla about them? since when has adopting a kid been a bad thing i say more power to madonna for what she has done. i'm pretty sure a life with a family is better than living in an orphanage don't ya think? or am i wrong?
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Someone needs to translate ethnic babies for me. Wouldn't all babies have an ethnicity? I can't stand Madonna. But, this might just be the very first thing she's done in her lifetime that really benefited someone else more than it benefited her. Good for her. And good for the little guy.
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
Adopting is wonderful.. I have an adopted brother... I question Madonnas motives. Bringing a camera crew with you is a little bit much!!!
dovima dovima 9 years
it is great. she is making a stand by adopting an "old kid" and a ethnic kid...good karma for anyone who adopts. [everyone wants to get a caucaisan baby so anytime someone adopts an "ethnic" kid it is good.
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 9 years
FredPerry, why not gather up all the names of the famed who have and ask them? I think they'd be better equipped to answer since they are the ones you making the query about. Btw, have you adopted any of the many young kids needing adopton where you live?
FredPerry1 FredPerry1 9 years
It is some celebrity fad to go out and adopt some thirdworld brat? Come on, there are plenty of young kids needing adoption right here at home. What, not "vogue" enough to adopt someone from the same country as you?
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 9 years
ohsuri, do you actually believe the press wouldn't be all up in Madonnas business trying to find out about the new little black child living with her? I'm sorrym but that's more than a tad naive. Why is everyone so worried and bothered about Madonna's doing this? How is it interfering with anyone here's life?
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 9 years
bassetread 10/17/2006 12:03 PM Thank you for your post and I mean that sincerely. Unless someone knows for themselves about the process than it's very easy to toss out what, when, where and how it all should be done. The amazing thing about that is, those most vocal are generally those who aren't even attempting to see what it's all about by adopting themselves, yet they have no problem critizing others who at least try.JMHO
bassetread bassetread 9 years
Please know - my comments were not to chastise anyone, just to offer another perspective. No one can know any-one's motivation. I must admit that if I went to another country and saw all the hunger and pain, I too would want to do something about it and take them all home. "choosing" a child that you see first has GOT to be hard - how do you "choose" who do you take. I actually think that is harder then what we did - (we got a call and 2 hours later my son was at my house)- we did not see him first. How do you decide knowing that who you don't pick will be left in those conditions? I do appreciate that Madonna donated to help the other children left behind.
AbbiCadabbi AbbiCadabbi 9 years
I think it's really great that she & Guy are doing this but it sounds a little fishy to me. You hardly ever heard about celebrities adopting these children from impoverished countries until Angelina did it. It's almost like everyone is just doing it to be like her. It just seems like everyone else is adopting for all the WRONG reasons.
funkyfeet funkyfeet 9 years
juju I read that CNN article. Did you see that sweet little 12 year old who's looking for parents? She doesn't care if they're rich or poor or famous or not. The Malawi laws, as they stand, make it extremely difficult for the almost 1 million orphans in the country to find parents. When the laws were first written, the country wasn't facing the AIDS pandemic like its going through now. I really need to get my act together so I can adopt.
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
I agree with everyone here. I just can't stand Madonna and I think she will do anything to stay in the lime light. Why couldn't she donate quietly and adopt quietly? Never heard about Sharon or Meg or even Hugh until they had adopted the baby. I guess people question hag becuase she brought a camera crew with her !!
juju4 juju4 9 years
On cnn.com, it says there are 900,000 orphans in Malawi. I think anything anyone can do to help even one child is admirable. I also think it is wonderful of Madonna to adopt a child that is a year old. Many children over the age of 6 months go unadopted because people want a newborn.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
personally, i'm really happy that madonna adopted a baby. i'm glad she has the resources to provide the child with a wonderful life. i am also happy that she donated all that money to that orphanage. does it really matter if it's a "fad"? i never thought being generous was out of style.
honey31 honey31 9 years
ALl the power to people who adopt!
Sica Sica 9 years
Addopting is beautiful! Education is our future, we can't leave our children behind! I want to addopt a child, but when I have money to do that.
funkyfeet funkyfeet 9 years
I don't know Madonna's motives for adopting but I wish people would stop refering to adoptions from Africa as a fad. If you think about it, how many celebrities have adopted from Africa recently? Brad and Angie AND now Madonna and Guy. Two does NOT constitute a fad. All other recent adoptions are from everywhere but Africa. Meg Ryan - China Ewan MacGregor - Mongolia Sharon Stone - USA Hugh Jackman - China? Also a child is a child. It shouldn't matter where someone adopts from. If some people believe that a child should be adopted from a particular country, lets say the USA, then I say more power to you go out an adopt a child from the USA. The only real problem I have with Madonna's adoption is that she was given special treatment but that's no surprise. Money oftentimes equals special treatment.
Sica Sica 9 years
Ethnic babies. It was very very low level.
Seattleblonde2 Seattleblonde2 9 years
Read the first post.
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 9 years
Please tell me you really didnt just say "ethnic babies" wtf?? :?
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