Now that Madonna‘s 22 year old toyboy Jesus Luz has left her hallowed presence by returning home to his native Brazil, it would seem that Maddy is itching to replace him with another youngster … according to reports and an email she wrote herself, Madge has expressed interest in adopting another child from Malawi on the condition that the Malawian government approves her for another child. I’m not sure what Madonna‘s other adopted child from Malawi, David Banda Mwale Ciccone-Ritchie, thinks about this but it seems clear that she’s interested in gettin’ herself another baby:
Pop star Madonna has said she may adopt another child from the poor southern African country of Malawi despite the controversy surrounding an earlier adoption. Critics accused the government of skirting laws that ban non-residents from adopting children in Malawi, which has been badly hit by the AIDS epidemic, after Madonna took on David Banda. “Many people — especially our Malawian friends — say that David should have a Malawian brother or sister,” she said in response to emailed questions from Malawi’s the Nation newspaper. “It’s something I have been considering, but would only do, if I had the support of the Malawian people and the Government.” A Malawian court approved the adoption of David last year. Madonna has said the controversy had been difficult to deal with but she was happy to be involved in a case that might pave the way for more adoptions in Malawi. An estimated one million children in the country have been orphaned by AIDS. Madonna, who began adoption proceedings in 2006, took David when he was 13-months-old after his father had placed him in an orphanage following the death of his wife. David is growing up in the high-flying life of a leading pop star, worlds away from his village of Lipunga, where Banda’s relatives eat staple food like maize meal from simple bowls and meals are cooked on open fires. Madonna said she wanted to keep him connected to his homeland. “It is a big priority for me to educate my son about the world, but always to stay connected to his Malawian culture,” she said. “He has a big map of Africa in his room with lots of arrows pointing to Malawi.” Madonna said her divorce from film director Guy Ritchie would not deprive their children of either parent. “I believe in family. So, everything between us is very amicable … we both agree that our children should always feel a deep connection with both their parents. It is our responsibility to give them that foundation,” she said.
Madonna is deffo in the right situation to be able to afford and handle the adoption of another child but, IMHO, should only really do so if she truly wants to open her home to another child out of love rather than a feeling of obligation or charity. I can see how adopting another Malawian child might benefit little David Banda and I do support her decision to do so … I just hope it’s for the right reasons. To be honest, I never thought that she would really adopt another child (there were rumors that she was interested in adopting a Malawian girl shortly after she adopted David … which never held credence for me) so this news is a bit surprising … especially in light of her recent divorce. Whatever she decides to do, I really hope she puts the needs of the child first. Make room David Banda, it looks like you’ll be sharing your shiny new toys with a new sibling very soon.