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Should Madonna Get To Keep David Banda?

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that an official from the Malawian welfare services would be staying with Madonna's family and determining whether or not David Banda's adoption would be permanent. Now the original official assigned to Madonna's case has been taken off due to rumors that Madonna paid the official and bought him a plane ticket. We doubt that Madonna is partaking in any foul play, but this situation doesn't bode well for her future with David. What do you think - should Madonna get to keep her son?


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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
Cute kid, all children deserve nothing but the best. That certainly includes third-world children like little David, Daisy True, Zahara, Maddox, and Mary-Louise little Caroline.
hmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm 9 years
I just read the comment about Madonna offering to support David's father if he took David back - my apologies to Madonna. If that's the case, then yes, by all means she ought to keep him.
hmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmm 9 years
What I can't understand is why, if Madonna wanted the best for little David, she did not set up a way for his father to keep him and be able to support him, and then she could have adopted an orphaned child. It seems cruel to me to take him from his father who would have kept him if he could have. I know I don't know the whole situation but still - if at all possible a child should be with his biological family.
zc zc 9 years
i wathced her oprah intervirew-just after she got him, and hse seemed genuine and devoted to caring him, hell have a better life with her being able to provide for him.
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
yes! it had to be difficult enough for him to get used to his new lifestyle with madonna, why would anyone want to rip him out of it just as he's getting settled? i'm sure he's built close bonds with madonna, guy & the children. it would be horribly traumatic to take it all away. plus, madonna can provide a much more comfortable lifestyle with access to great education, which he would not be able to receive in an orphanage in malawi.
Patrisha7 Patrisha7 9 years
I don't know, maybe... yes?
Malouski Malouski 9 years
It's all about the welfare of the child for me. Of course she should get to keep him - this poor thing (David..!) doesn't need any more traumas in his life, so hopefully he can stay where he is now
ahenne ahenne 9 years
Daddisgrl Daddisgrl 9 years
IMO they should let her keep David. To think to remove him from this type of lifestyle may emotionally scar him for the rest of his life. Sure he's little, but think how cruel it would be for him to have to go back to the orphanage (think his "father" will take him back?)... 1. Food - wasn't he under nourished? 2. Can you imagine how hungry he will be having to go back to that? 3. He probably has a bedtime routine. To go back to the orphanage or his "father" would upset that. 4. So now he would be missing the only mother / father he's known for the last year, as well as a brother and sister plus any other relatives. 5. Let me say again that his bedtime routine would be gone... Kissing mommy & daddy, the sibs; bath time, food. His favorite bedtime things, maybe a blanket, stuffed animals. His "father" 1. Gave him up because he couldn't care for him 2. AGREED to this. From what I heard Madonna 1st offered to have him take David back with her supporting him. The father said no, David would have a better life. David was "chosen" by Madonna and is one lucky little boy. 3. After Madonna took David, I read a story about his "father" marrying his pregnant girlfriend 4. How is the father going to support his now wife, the new child plus David? Madonna (and family) offers David: 1) love and a family 2) a great life 3) food While I'm not a fan (loved her 25 years ago) I have to say that when Madonna had kids she grew up. We rarely see her kids in the news, and have read that she limits TV time. I don't think they could find a better mother for David then Madonna. As for her buying a plane ticket - so what. Can Malawi even afford to pay for that? She did them a favor.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
I've got to agree with Blackberry. Adopting from other countries is good--adoption period is good--but the trend of adopting children from "third-world" countries to give them a "better" life does smack of colonialism. Why couldn't Madonna--or anyone else--be a sponsor? It's a fine line to walk when it comes to giving aid and supporting "third world" countries, but the more I read up on history of colonization of Africa, Asia, etc, the more this trend of sending "aid" to and adopting children from poor countries rubs me wrong.
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I'm with Greggie and SugarBecky. I just don't know enough about any of this whole affair to comment either way.
Jacqui Jacqui 9 years
You're all absolutely right! The child should not have had to deal with getting used to his home and then get ripped out of it. I'm talking about Milawi, his HOME. The selfish b!tch took him from his homeland to a place so far from anything he's ever known and now, chances are, he's going right back to where he came from. Now THAT'S cruel, letting him see what he could have had only to take him back. That doesn't mean Madonna should have him though, she's too selfish, old and inadequate to be a mother of three. Just trying to do the 'in' thing again. If she wasn't so old, she'd be sporting a baby bump instead of adopting cos that is SO much cooler right now.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Yes. It's not really fair to the boy to uproot him to a different life yet again.
blackberry-sugar blackberry-sugar 9 years
I think it's time to make a long slow transition back to Malawi for David. Being born poor shuld not make you sellable. The Malawi government has established a clear protocol for adoptions, Madonna regretably does not meet them. AND if she truly wanted to change a child's life, she could have established an income for him while he was still in the land of his birth, with his father. Economic orphans are just that- their parents are alive but unable to feed them. It makes no sense to punish people for trade practises set up a half world away. Assuming custody of a living being instead of improving their surroundings smacks of colonialism. Change the quality of life for these people, and maybe ask for custody of one of the millions of black childfren in Africa who have lost every adult in their family to AIDS.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
He would have a better life w/Madonna.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 9 years
Madonna is a great mother strict I bet but good. Her kids have grown up as normal as a celebrity child can be. Her little girl has grown up prim and proper. Her little boy is a guys guy. I just think because she is Madonna and carries that name , people just expect her to be provocative at all times and clearly it's not the case at all. To take Madonna's child away is atrocious.
demeter demeter 9 years
reese05 reese05 9 years
For me, Madonna should keep David not because she is a great mother or whatsoever, it's because she can offer David a life way better than his life in Malawi...
wowjules wowjules 9 years
I can't believe that they're STILL dragging their feet and letting her adopt him completely - she's MADONNA, she's filthy, sticking rich and will provide him a better life then he could have ever imagined in Malawi. Ugh. And she's awesome.
sofi sofi 9 years
Who wouldn't do anything for their child or a child they have grown to love as their very own. Where would he go- his father can't afford to keep him- back into an orphanage? The gov't should just let things be and think of the child's welfare first and not what they can get out of it.
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
LMAO, Nyara. I'm going there on my next vacay.
ailene ailene 9 years
Oh, in case my comment wasn't clear... I'm saying that I wouldn't separate Madonna and David... obviously she has been a good mother to him for this long... everyone needs a good mother... I don't think David should be deprived of that because the Hollywood rumor mill is running again.
ailene ailene 9 years
I would never choose to separate a baby from his mother if his mother has been good to him. Obviously they have been happy together this long. I say just leave them be. If you take the child away from the mother, it doesn't only affect the mother... it also affects the child.
maplesyrup maplesyrup 9 years
Life would be great with Madonna..she's loaded. I wouldn't mind being her daughter.
dannysf dannysf 9 years
Of course Madonna should be able to keep little David! I have little faith in the accuracy of her paying off an adoption official, but regardless, David will have a much better life with Madonna than the life he was destined to lead in Malawi. We should be applauding Madonna not denouncing her!
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