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Madonna: I Had My Heart Set on David

Here are the home pictures of David that Madonna showed to Oprah and her audience this week. Isn't he adorable? Guy Ritchie and the kids look so happy to have him as a part of their family. In the interview Madonna made it clear that she has only the best of intentions for David. We would have never thought otherwise. Congrats to Madonna and their growing family. Here's more,

"I did have my heart set on David. I did meet other children that I was open to adopting, so if it hadn't worked out with David, I would have considered any of those children a blessing."

"My goal is that I will give David an education and a chance for a better life. What a better way for David to go back and help his own people and help the Malawians and be a voice for his country than to first have a life?"

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BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
That baby is adorable. :)
mar mar 9 years
Adriana, how can David's birth father give him an education if Madonna throws some money at him? Please explain, because that made no sense at all to me.
mar mar 9 years
here we are putting people down that are actually trying to better a situation. Her intensions are to have David fully aware of where he is from, who knows, maybe he will get older and want to do great things for Malawi, if he is Madonnas child he will eventually inherit part of her fortune, I just can not see anything bad coming out of this. I think more people should be as generous. Just because Madonna has been openly sexual and a pr ho does not make her a bad person, there are many that follow her footsteps, are they bad too? I am not a huge madge fan, but come on!
herbiefrog herbiefrog 9 years
well done... africa baby : )
sashak sashak 9 years
he is so cute! I don't see how folks can call her a bad person for trying to do a good thing. I read this morning that his dad isn't gonna contest the adoption.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Because its waaay easier to get one from another country. Some celebs would never get passed for adoption in North America. ~Canada, The only country to gain its Independance, By Asking Nicely~
BKNYGal BKNYGal 9 years
Um, question. Is there any reason why these "celebs" are not adopting children from orphanages in the states or where they live?? Adopting any child is beautiful but it seems that adopting a poor little child from Africa is the "in thing" to do these days.
sticker sticker 9 years
And I'm also wondering what is wrong with wanting to be the next Geldof or Bono? So she can make money out of charity? It just doesnt sounds logical. I think it's good that there are people like Geldof and Bono, and there should be more of them. It's not that I'm a madonna fan, but I think she does something good. And I have the feeling that everyone beats her down not because of the whole adoption thing, but just because it's madonna and she's not very loved.
Sica Sica 9 years
Beautiful family. Lourdes looks just like mama and rocoo just like daddy! Welcome to the Hollywood world, little david.:D _____________________________ "Amor vincit omnia"
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
what difference does it make about madonna? she shouldnt be the issue! The issue should be that one way or another she is saving this child life and giving him a home and security! I wish more people would adopt!
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
yeah.. i agree.. i dont see how ppl can look at her like shes a bad person, i personally dont like her music and think she should of retired a looong time ago but i really cnt look at adopting a kid in a bad way
sticker sticker 9 years
huh , and since when isn't she a good person? I'm confused...So if you adopt a kid, you pretend to be a good person?
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
"give David an education and a chance for a better life" riiight..His father can give him that all you have to do Madgy Madge is give some of your cash to these poor families. But no thats not how you do business right, because you'd do anything for publicity..old hag, go away already. You make me sick!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
how cute is that baby!
dovima dovima 9 years
i think it was for the best for so many reasons. come on, would he have ever been able to live with his dad if she hadn't adopted him? do you really think that 20 years from now david will wish he had stayed in his country [in poverty] rather then get an education and live happily? how many ppl would consider adopting a foster child for $4 a week after this press frenzy lol
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I think he's a cute kid and I'm a big advocate of adoption, but this reeks of Madonna trying to be the next Bono or Bob Geldof, and not what might be in the best interest for this boy. The father knew a year ago that the boy's chances were slim if he stayed with him in the village, which is why he placed him in a home. So of course he's grateful of anyone helping feed and educate his child. Madonna also claims that nobody in the boy's family visited him since he was placed, but the Guardian newspaper (UK) has some pretty detailed articles about what the father and grandmother went through to visit him regularly. Hopefully somebody will do a legit interview with the father, and a good translator, to get to the bottom of this. Where's Anderson Cooper when you need him?
Toronado Toronado 9 years
Never ceases to amaze me how celebs who adopt always manage to pick the ones hit worst with the ugly stick. (Commence: backlash!)
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
oh the ill suck yours if you swallow mine epidemic? yeah its gotten old. its even moved into politics now which is the most disgusting thing of all...
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
I really hate this sort of interviewing.. its so popular right now.. the Jay Lenoism epidemic. I'll stroke you and you stroke me and oh don't we just look so wonderful stroking one another? BBllech.
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
amen sister. i normally like oprah but she needed to give madonna a bit more of the beat down she deserves... instead it was just like a press conference for Madge...sick
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I watched the whole interview and it reminds me of why I don't like to watch Oprah. What a wimp! Who was there to give a voice to the father's side of the story? Where were the tough questions? Madonna claims to be shocked... yes, SHOCKED, by the media controversy. Poor little waif from the country, so unfamiliar with those big city ways, after a career of manipulating media controversy for her own benefit. What she claims the father said is, "He looked into my eyes and said to me that he was very grateful that I was going to give his son a life, and that had he kept his son with him in the village he would have buried him." (through a translater, since they don't speak the same language) Which I think is consistent with: Time Magazine on its Web site carried an interview with the father, who is quoted as saying he will not insist that the boy be returned, though he did not understand the child would be gone "for good" when he gave his permission to Madonna. Sounds like a breakdown in communication, poor translation, over-enthusiastic government telling the peasant farmer father to trust them, and raging egomaniac popstar determined to get that boy.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
He is a cutie.
dovima dovima 9 years
make up for her bad past?? what bad past? you ppl must be kidding... she isn't in her early 20's anymore and wants the whole family thing-it does happen to most ppl. good for her for being ready to take a chance and waiting until her marragige was on steady ground before she did it. david looks kind of cute in the smiling pic. i think madge's daughter is really getting pretty, she looks so much like her mom when she had brown hair.
GolferGirl GolferGirl 9 years
So cute and so is Rocco!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I actually saw the Oprah interview and Madonna has stated that she did talk face to face with David's father. David's father said that he would have a better life with Madonna, and that if David stayed in Africa, he (the father) would eventually bury him. She also needed permission/signature from one member of David's family AND she followed all proceedures. Now before you knock her down, watch the interview clips.
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