Just when you thought it was safe to adopt an African baby!
It seems Madonna – the little known American singer who recently “adopted” a child from Malawi – may not have explained everything to Yohane Banda, the father of her new tot, David. Even though Banda supported Madonna just last week, as international groups raised a stink against Madonna for what seemed like a great colonial kidnapping, he now claims he’s been duped, insisting he didn’t understand what Madonna meant by “adopting.”
Banda was under the impression that Madonna was going to raise the kid and then give him back to Banda. He says:
Had they told us that Madonna wanted to adopt my son and make him her own son, we would not have agreed to that… I cannot read and write so I relied on what the (government) officials told me that the papers said Madonna would look after the child the way the orphanage planned to educate him and then he comes back to me…
Well, basically Banda’s right: Madonna will care for David, give him everything he needs/wants, school him, and the rest. Of course, as with all adoptions, lil’ David will no doubt have his chance to return to his home at the age of eighteen.
Yeah fucking right! Like that kids going to just leave Madonna and his millions of dollars to go chill in Malawi with pops. If he’s a good kid, he’ll take some of the money Madonna will no doubt give him and send it to his father or – if he’s a fucking saint – he’ll bring his father to London to live with him.
Oh, and if you want to know what Jacob Zuma says about all of this adoption drama, he says that Malawi should have more flexible laws. You know, just so you’re informed…