October 18, 2006

Madonna And Child

It's one thing after another surrounding the adoption of their baby for Madonna and husband, Guy Ritchie. People were upset that they were getting special expedited treatment in bringing their new son David home. The couple released this statement yesterday: '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 recently donated $3 million to the orphanages of Malawi and with BFF Rosie O'Donnell talking about her goodwill on 'The View,' Madonna's stock is definitely rising. Although Madonna did hand out signed copies of her children's book to people in Malawi, she didn't directly mention Kaballah. Smart.