Madonna with her son David
Mercy, the girl Madonna is said to be adopting
Sometimes? People shit me. Particularly, people who make ill-informed judgement about other people’s choices. As news breaks of Madonna’s pending adoption of a 4 year old girl called Mercy from Malawi, where she adopted her son David a couple of years ago, those ill-informed people are coming out to condemn her.
According to reports today:
LILONGWE, Malawi — Madonna is expected to arrive in Malawi Sunday,
airport officials said, as the star’s plans to adopt a girl as her
second child from the poor African country began to draw criticism.
luxury lodge where Madonna has stayed in the past has been fully booked
and casual visitors have been turned away. International media have
begun arriving in the capital in anticipation of her visit.
Friday, a welfare official and a person involved in the adoption proceedings said the singer plans to adopt a 4-year-old girl. But a British children’s charity has urged Madonna to “think twice” before adding another African child to her celebrity family.
Save the Children UK said Saturday that the recently divorced star
risked sending the wrong message by going through with the adoption.
Spokesman Dominic Nutt said many international adoptions are
unnecessary _ and some even feed into a criminal “adoption industry.”