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Madonna Considered Giving up on Adoption

We all know very well that Madonna's journey in adopting David was not easy to say the least. She's blamed the difficulty in adopting David on the media, and even said many people were very racist about her adoption. Now she is revealing the whole process was so difficult she almost gave up. Here's more:

Madonna says her efforts to adopt 13-month-old David Banda in Malawi were so difficult, both logistically and emotionally, that she repeatedly considered giving up. "Every day I thought, 'OK, forget it. We'll find a family here to look after him,' " she tells Time magazine in a new interview. "I just (kept) thinking, 'Oh god, I don't want to get too attached, because what if it doesn't happen?' "

The singer lashes out at the media throughout the interview. "There's a lot of Brits – reporters on the street – who've said, 'Why don't you adopt a kid from Britain?' Or, 'Why did you adopt a black child?' So a lot of people's hangups and 'isms' are sort of mixed into this, too. It's just kind of a cocktail for disaster in terms of media perception."

She continues, "It was one f–ing thing after the next, everywhere we went. So the idea that people think I got a shortcut or an easy ride is absolutely ludicrous. I have never worked so hard for anything in my life, and I've never been given such a hard time. And my celebrity has worked against me in every way." If you're a famous person who's trying to make a difference in the world, she adds, "you'd better be prepared to find yourself in the headquarters of hell."

We're glad Madonna decided to fight through and adopt little David. More pics of the two so just







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mar mar 9 years
the children in the British and American orphanages have a much better chance of stayinhg alive then the children in the poorest countries' orphanages. Think about that one.
cari907 cari907 9 years
just let her adopt wat is so wrong about that
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
You got that right Jinx! BTW is Madge having cataract surgery or something? Those shades look like the ones old people with eye problems wear.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
This makes me laugh so much. Yep, Madonna, she's such a villian for adopting this child. If this was Angie she'd be toted as the next Mother Teresa. And Gosh David is cute, heck, I want to take him home! ~Procrastinate Now! Don't Put It Off~ (Ellen)
KatGoddess KatGoddess 9 years
Great that she is doing something good (hey, it gives her good press) but she is a gross human being. Not a good person at all. Plus she is the one person I wish would actually GET plastic surgery. Not aging well AT ALL.
shrunk shrunk 9 years
She doesn't look very good.
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
why oh why is she wearing sunglasses at night?? whats with that?
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
People tend to be cynical about generous celebrities. Sometimes they may also feel that they're being patronised. That's why she had such a hard time. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Dayum Madge.....get your roots done, for cryin' out loud!
druscilla druscilla 9 years
Yeah this is great,people keep going to these third-world countries bringing back kids as if there aren't any right here that need homes.Very sad in my opinion.It's almost turned into a competition of sorts.So the next celebrity that adopt's a kid is going where?The moon?Are they going to bring back a little alien baby?
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
I hate Madonna :TREAD: and that is all I have to say hahaha
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
she sounds like someone who is fed up. if this is the hardest thing she has ever done she has had a very blessed life. a few months of trials and then wall-ah! exactly what she wanted; the baby of her choosing. we should all be so strained.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I for one am glad she didn't give up. She is making a life changing decision for her, her family, and this little boy. She saved him life IMO.
playsindirt playsindirt 9 years
I think when someone in Madge's position wants to adopt they probably say "where are the neediest children?" A nice, warm London orphanage that has food, medicine, etc. or Africa where birth is often quickly followed by death thanks to AIDS, sub-par medical care, drought, hunger, etc. No one should pass judgement on her. Face it, the media would have given her sh*t no matter where she adopted from.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
I don't like her. She didn't have to do so much publicity about all reeks like a stunt to me...i know i know...the kid is real and at least out of poverty and sickness but i can't see her as anything else but shameless media famewh*re!
dovima dovima 9 years
or the best is when pplitch why didn't she adopt a _____ baby from _____ lol like any of the ppl bitching have adopted anyone b4.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Pooooooooooor Madge. LOL No, I think she's right. There *has* been a lot of racism. I can't believe the number of people griping about all the adoptions of "ethnic babies".
Ginger Ginger 9 years
There is the old expression, "Live by the sword, die by the sword." If you've spent your entire career creating sensationalized stories and manipulating the media for your profit, it shouldn't be a surprise if they don't roll over and play dead on command.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
Watch the language their Madge there is a little one present somewhere..right? Thing is far you are adopting him and the process isn't over yet. So shut up about it before you paint an even larger brighter target on your rich ass.
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