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10.17.2006

MADONNA WRITES AN OPEN LETTER ON THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING BABY DAVID:

"My husband and I began the adoption process many months prior to our trip to Malawi.

I did not wish to disclose my intentions to the world prior to the adoption happening as this is a private family matter.

After learning that there were over one million orphans in Malawi, it was my wish to open up our home and help one child escape an extreme life of hardship, poverty and in many cases death, as well as expand our family.

Nevertheless, we have gone about the adoption procedure according to the law like anyone else who adopts a child. Reports to the contrary are totally inaccurate.

The procedure includes an 18-month evaluation period after which time we hope to make this adoption permanent.

This was not a decision or commitment that my family or I take lightly.

I am overwhelmed and inspired by my trip to Malawi and hope that it helps bring attention to how much more the world needs to do to help the children of Africa.

My heartfelt thanks for all the good wishes I have received and I hope the press will allow my family some room for us to experience the joy we feel to have David home."

Madonna Ritchie
October 17, 2006
London, England

SOURCE: Sky News

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for them. I hope all works out!

1:55 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous overpaid, shallow celebrity dresser said...

Madge, you pompous overpaid vulgarian. Nothing in your life is private. Everything is for sale, for the right price.

You're just hopping on the trendy A-list bandwagon by adopting a third world child. Maybe with your millions you can build a children's facility and make a difference. (Although too bad it's not here at home. Just not trendy enough, I guess.)

2:00 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another shot at publicity. What a loser. What amazes me about adopting a kid in another country, is what about kids in their own countries where the star is from? How about kids from England or USA? What makes Africa so special that now it's the trend to adopt babies from there? What about a baby from Atlanta or East LA. Publicity stunt.

2:01 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger d mumsie said...

I say support the father to raise his son in his own culture and country. How can you look at all those children and choose one.. one with a parent and relatives still living, torn apart with grief you took him away from them? It doesn't make sense.

2:30 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you people? You don't think Madonna has been in the media enough lately with her cross burning antics at her concerts? How can adopting a child be looking for attention? I understand the whole Africa angle, but saying she is adopting just for attention sake is simply ignorant.

2:39 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, perhaps she's trying to deflect the negative publicity from her Jesus-mocking stage show by showing the world what a "wonderful and giving" person she is by adopting a poor child from Africa. I agree--she could do so much more for children in general if she set up a fund/organization than choosing one kid out of millions to take into her home.

2:52 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those kids need help so who cares how she got the child I am just glad sho wants to help.

2:57 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

2:52- i have to interject here...She is helping... In addition to her desire to adopt a baby from Africa, Madonna has donated something like 3 million dollars to help the children in Africa.

2:58 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:52-

Her whole career has been based on "negative" publicity. That's how she became who she is in the industry. To say now she is adopting a child to clean up her image is a little extreme wouldn't you say?

I think it's wonderful she's using her fame and fortune to help at least one child live a good life. Even if that child is from Africa.

3:25 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous angela said...

It smacks of publicity stunt because:
1. This lady has made a career of publicity stunts.
2. The Malawi courts had to make an exception for Madonna because normally foreigners aren't allowed to come and take a kid.
3. And by mere coincendence, she dropped $3 mil on Malawi right during the adoption process
4. This child is not an orphan. He has a father and kinfolk who lovingly refer to him as Davie. The chief said had they been able to feed baby Davie he wouldn't have been at the orphanage.

6:40 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 million is a lot for you or I. However, based on her own income, I would say it's less than 1% of her earnings. It is a publicity stunt or hormones. Maybe, she's trying to keep her marriage intact. Still a loser. What to make a difference? You can use that publicity to donate time or make a career change. No one wants to see her in tights anyway.

6:46 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

anon 6:46- I don't think it matters how much she earns, 3 million may not be a lot to Madonna, but it is an unheard of amount of money for the people of Africa and will do an incredible amount of good for the children there--that is what's important. Plus, I am sure she will continue to donate more as time goes on..just like Ms. Angelina. Even though your comment about "hormones" was offensive, I do agree with you on the tights (although I would kill to have her bod when I am her age).

7:02 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A child is a child is a child. I've never understood this whole thing about bashing people because they don't adopt a child from the US. Don't all children deserve a good home? If so, then what difference does it make where they are from? Are American children more worthy or more deserving of a good home than African children?

I'm just happy another child is going to have a good home. These reports of a father living in Malawi have not ever been confirmed. We don't know if this guy really is his dad or is just claiming to be. Come to think of it, I can't imagine them adopting a child who did have a parent there, as that would be like asking for legal trouble later on. This child most likely is truly an orphan and would have lived his life in extreme poverty.

I'm no Madonna fan (at ALL), but give me a break. A child is a child.

7:55 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are all horrible. This world is full of hate and crime and suffering and one person steps up and you all go bitching about it. WTF??? What's wrong with a little humanity? What's wrong with sharing your fortune with those less fortunate? Why are you all judging her so harshly?

8:03 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger get in mah belly said...

wow, that's the first time i've seen her name with her husband's last name. i still feel uneasy about the whole situation and she doesn't explain shit, either. ugh. so depressing me

8:03 PM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! I think this is the most fired up I have ever seen you, TW!I definitely am not gonna accuse you of hormones...

6:41 AM, October 18, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

anon 6:41- LOL, I am not worked up about the Madonna subject in the slightest :) But c'mon, the line about wanting to adopt because of "hormones?" I'm just standing up for my girls, cuz that is an offensive thing to say about a woman. All in good fun--:)

9:28 AM, October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adoption is a good thing, no matter what. And those so-called child advocacy groups are full of shit. Where were they when the kid had no food? Unless you do private adoption in the US, it's nightmare. While you are fostering a child, which you have to do before adopting thrrough public agencies, child services can come take them from you at ANY time, like 2AM. Really. And whoever said, what, are American kids better or something, I agree with you. A child is a child, what does the country matter if you're helping them? Those are the same assholes who think it's okay to have "casualties of war" in Iraq cuz they aren't American kids. And if you condone the murder of one child ("casuality of war") or not, you condone the murder of all children. Thank God someone is adopting these children.

8:11 AM, October 19, 2006  

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