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Madonna Adopts in Malawi

Madonna is now the proud mother of three! She adopted a one-year-old little boy today in Malawi, Africa. He was the lucky one of 12 hand picked for Madonna before she arrived for her brief visit. Wow - this kid scored big time! Here's more:

“She asked us to identify boys only, which we have done after visiting four orphanages in Lilongwe,” government spokeswoman Adrina Michiela said. Michiela said Madonna had wanted to adopt a girl but changed her mind two weeks ago.

It was unclear whether Madonna, for whom Malawi waived its ban on non-resident adoptions, would leave the country with her adopted baby or whether they would be reunited at a later date.

Madonna has said she plans to spend at least $3 million on programs to support orphans in Malawi and another $1 million to fund a documentary about the plight of children in the country.

UPDATE - US Weekly reports that Madonna's rep is denying she adopted a baby boy today:

"I can confirm Madonna is in Malawi on a private visit," the singer's publicist Liz Rosenberg said when contacted by Us Weekly. "She is building an orphanage and child care center and is involved in other initiatives geared toward helping children orphaned by Aids thru the Raising Malawi organization. She has not adopted a baby despite reports that she has."


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Luna13 Luna13 10 years
oh whatever
wynter wynter 10 years
We've been looking into adopting a child for a few years. There is SO much red tape and hassle with domestic adoptions - international ones are simplier.
frenchydb frenchydb 10 years
i wish she adopted Whitney's kid. but congrats to her!...that's why i just put my best dress on ( don't you lke it, people) to give her the award of THE ROLE MODEL to the new generation! i need to change my wig for herlike.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
ummmmmmmmmm, okay now I'm, I just watched that Jump video and she didn't look anything like that! gross, veiney veiney bo madgey is staaanky!!! OH OH I KNOW CELEBS......................Um there is this Country called , uuuu, the United States!!!!! uhhhh, with way too many babies who need adopted! Oh, I guess that's not the cool thing to do though, my bad!
Ginger Ginger 10 years
But it looks like the part about her building an orphanage where kids will be taught kabbalah may be real. That way she doesn't have to interact with them personally, she can just send a check to have them trained. Great... now watch Tiny Tom try it with an orphanage that trains kids in scientology.
astrid_guest astrid_guest 10 years
Meh, Madonna's career is just a continuing evolution of gimmicks and trends. Had this been true, I would have agreed with catnc that (while she may not have been trying to outdo Brad & Angie) she was just hopping on another damn trend like everyone else. But at least it isn't?
frenchunion frenchunion 10 years
Oh my god i just had a thought since the moment she wore that stupid red bracelet it became a newly crappy trend, is this mean that picking up orphans in africa or anywhere else will be too????**shuddering'**her kabbalah drifts scares me away! ------------------------------------------------------- 'I wanna know God's thoughts,the rest r details..'
frenchunion frenchunion 10 years
It seems weird coming from the way she has chosen the 12 children it's also weird i mean they r not cattle!!i'm afraid of this woman! ----------------------------------------------------------------- 'I wanna know God's thoughts,the rest r details..'
yayita yayita 10 years
wrong post hehehe
yayita yayita 10 years
I like nicole better
el_roach_0 el_roach_0 10 years
she's all veiny
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
oh. then we are hyped up over nothing.
Mrs-Lachey Mrs-Lachey 10 years
its not true....she did NOT adopt a baby..her publicist just confirmed that she went there but DID NOT ADOPT A BABY
sashak sashak 10 years
as far as i can tell, most of the snark is directed at the wierd wording of the press-release. It is very cool thing to have done & I'm sure everyone recognizes that.
juju4 juju4 10 years
I think it is really sad that so many people are attacking her for this. Maybe she was considering this before Angelina started adopting, or maybe Angelina inspired who to do something nice. Who cares? She is donating money and a LIFETIME of raising a human being who was born into poverty. How can that be a bad thing? Good deeds, even done for whatever motives you are all speculating, are still good deeds.
Ginger Ginger 10 years
There's more to the story... She traveled to Mphandula, a village 20 km (12.5 miles) outside Lilongwe, where she is funding the construction of the Raising Malawi center to feed and educate around 1,000 orphans. As part of their studies, orphans at the center will be taught a curriculum based on Spirituality for Kids linked to the Kabbalah school of mysticism to which Madonna adheres. Residents in Mphandula, which has no electricity, were earlier busy rehearsing songs and preparing for her arrival.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
for some reason it really does sound like she's trying to jump on the angelina good girl bandwagon. she is constantly touring how can she have time to take care of another child the right way? i dunno, this is weird
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
If we are going to be adopting from poor nations what about Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Niger, Chad those are really poor countries even poorer than Malawi and honestly these babies are becoming way hotter accessories than the latest Balenciaga bag. She handpicked 12 kids, handpicked 12? That little ol' line right there really annoyed me those kids better not have known. It bugs me that superstars get laws waived for them and get their way all the time. It totally sucks cos there are people out there who want kids and are denied by these governments and yeah what happened to adopting kids from Us and England there are plenty that need homes. first it was Asian kids now it's African kids, they might be sincere but it's starting to seem like a fad.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
On the one hand, there's lots to say about why, when and how she went about this. On the other hand, this has to be better for the child than what he would have faced.
mar mar 10 years
Lucky ass kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
i don't like the way this sounds either. good god, at least the children weren't old enough to know they were rejected. maybe it was a translation error and she they just gathered the babies closest in age to her request. yikes, makes it sound like she went shopping and yet i want to be happy for the child.
Sica Sica 10 years
Peep, malawi is near to Mozambique, it's South East I think... I'm happy for her, I love her work and this kid is lucky!:)
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Ahh this has melted my cold nice of her...I like people who try to make a difference...I would like to adopt one day...I have always wanted to do this since I was a child.
Toronado Toronado 10 years
The baby was 'hand-picked', LOL...sounds like the kid was plucked from the produce section in a food store. And I see her Rambo-Death-Arms-From-Hell are still functioning at maximum capacity.
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