I’m so over this trash! Madonna bought a baby in Africa and got special treatment, because she’s rich and famous? What more to the story is there? Well, she’s going to be on Oprah today to set the story straight. She’s going to blame the media for blowing things out of proportion. Basically she’s going to say that she’s done nothing wrong and it’s all legal and she’s an angel sent from heaven to deliver beautiful unicorns to the poor children of the World. I liked her so much more on that disco cross.
From the Oprah website:
“I didn’t realize that the adoption was causing any controversy until I came back,” she says. “There were a million film crews in the airport and press camped outside my door. I don’t read newspapers or watch television, but all of my friends have let me know what everybody’s talking about and what’s going on in the news. So it didn’t really hit me until I got back to England. It’s pretty shocking.”
Madonna says that her critics don’t really understand how the Malawian adoption process works if they believe she used status to speed up the process of adopting David. “I assure you it doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa,” Madonna says. “There are no adoption laws in Malawi. And I was warned by my social worker that because there were no known laws in Malawi, they were more or less going to have to make them up as we went along. And she did say to me, ‘Pick Ethiopia. Go to Kenya. Don’t go to Malawi because you’re just going to get a hard time.'”
“I’m financing a documentary about orphans in Malawi, so I was allowed to view footage and photographs of a lot of the children. An 8-year-old girl who is living with HIV was holding this child. I became transfixed by him. … But I didn’t yet know I was going to adopt him. I was just drawn to him.”
David had spent most of his life in an orphanage with 500 other orphans. Madonna didn’t know the state of David’s health when she was visiting Malawi and considering adopting David. She brought a pediatrician to test all of the children’s health for their overall well being, and later learned that David tested negative for tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and other common illnesses striking African orphans.
“When I met him, he was extremely ill,” Madonna says. “He had severe pneumonia, and he could hardly breathe. I was in a state of panic, because I didn’t want to leave him in the orphanage because I knew they didn’t have medication to take care of him. We got permission to take him to a clinic to have a bronchial dilator put on him. … He had pneumonia and was given an injection of antibiotics. He’s still a little bit ill, not completely free of his pneumonia, but he’s much better than he was when we found him.”
When Madonna first arrived in Malawi, she says she didn’t know anything about David’s parents. She was soon told that his mother had died of HIV and that his three siblings had also died of HIV. At the time, the Minister of Children and Mothers Welfare told Madonna that even though David’s biological father’s whereabouts were unknown, they would have to find him to give consent for the adoption.
“Here’s what I knew. David had been living in this orphanage since he was two weeks old,” Madonna says. “He had survived malaria and tuberculosis, and no one from his extended family had visited him since the time he arrived. So from my perspective, there was no one looking after David’s welfare.”
Once David’s father was located, he initially said he gave his son up for adoption always hoping that someone like Madonna would be able to give him a better life, and agreed to the adoption. Now, according to the press, David’s father is saying he did not fully understand what he was doing when he agreed to let Madonna adopt his son.
Basically, it goes on and on and you can visit the website or watch her on Oprah today to get the rest of it. That kind of shit bores me, so I won’t go into anymore details. I would be so pissed off to be in Oprah’s audience that day. I get told Madonna is going to be on and bitch is on a TV screen? Hell no!