Madonna talks adoption

October 18th, 2006 // 77 Comments

Madonna posted an open letter on her official site (turn your speakers off) regarding her adoption, also addressing concerns that she circumvented the legal system to speed up the adoption process. She writes:

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

You can tell how serious she is about her new child because his world debut are photos of him cradled in the arms of his loving mother. Oh wait, that’s not Madonna. That’s not even close to a Madonna. Unless she’s turned herself into a humble looking Hispanic woman.


  1. spatz

    did you guys hear the best news of all this? britney spears wants to copy madonna and adopt an african baby. finally, k-fag will have some reason to pretend he is black.

  2. tracyp

    Looks just like Angelina Jolie’s. hhhmmmmm…

  3. DiabetesExplosion

    I hear red will be big this spring. So does that mean Native American babies will be the new “it” thing?

  4. jb

    It’s not bad that the baby’s last few days have been spent with strangers after being taken from the only people he’s known, he’s been put on a plane then surrounded by armed men (in bullet-proof vests, by the way, while the child and nanny had no protection), and then he’s had to endure a hoodie over his head (for his own good, I guess, because babies love having their heads completely wrapped in hair-greasy cotton), while his new, loving “Mommie” high-tailed it back to whatever rock she crawled out from under, is it? I mean, no emotional scars there or anything, right?

  5. jrzmommy

    BA-JEEBUS! imagine this hanging over your basinette at your bris????

  6. meow

    has anyone else noticed that madonna chose the lighted baby in malawai? racist!

  7. Why do they censor Professor Farnsworth, when he tries to say “Sweet Zombie Jesus!” I did not realize that “jesus” was a profanity, forgive my insensitivity.

  8. JackUup

    #44 ..Geez..its a shame that you would say something like that about a race of people. I always find that people with simple mids often make statements such as yours.

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  10. Do Freebird

    Hey, Who’s the old broad splashed onto Madonna’s Web Site.

  11. Do Freebird

    And what’s Emmanuel Lewis doing hiding out in Malawi?

  12. HollyJ

    1. That’s Cameron Diaz’s profile
    2. That kid’s not cute; he’s a fucking Ewok
    3. Who the fuck CARES??????

  13. Binky

    # 3 Needless to say – I’m shocked and dismayed at the poor little boy’s proposed name.
    Please sign me up for one of your ” FREE ZOWIE MALAWI” T-shirts.

  14. Ted...From LA

    I wish Madonna would adopt me. I’d breastfeed from 9:00-11:30 am, play tennis for a few sets, drink Margarita’s until sunset, and steal all of her shit once it turned dark each day. America… the beautiful.

  15. Binky

    Hummmm. You sound like my stock broker Ted….

  16. Binky

    # 3 Oh – and I’d like a ‘FREE ZOWIE MALAWI” sweatshirt as well – the one with ‘The Artist’ on a crucifix on the background.
    (Hold the cheese)

  17. Ted...From LA

    I am NOT a stock broker. I have much more dignity than that… I am a bank robber.

  18. Binky

    Thx God !

  19. AmberDextrose

    Woh! You folks are pretty crazy about this issue.

    I’m staggered that the world response to one person (who, yeah, happens to be a rich celebrity) going to one of the poorest countries in the world, pledging millions in aid and adopting a child is to censure her as if she was doing something evil.

    I want to adopt one day because I have two healthy kids already but would like to give a home to an orphan, probably from abroad. I guess that makes me a selfish fashion-victim bastard too. I’m glad I’ve been put right on this before I exposed my shallowness before the righteous!

  20. jrzmommy

    Mia Farrow was adopting brown kids WAY before Angelina and Madouchbage. Mia even adopted the brown ones with NO LEGS and shit. Mia scoffs at Angelina and Madouchebag.

  21. Nah, ain’t any kids from the hood or the rural South here who would love to be adopted. None at all.
    A very annoyed Sefronia

  22. bigponie

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    DATE: 10/19/2006 03:18:02 PM

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  25. seventh1

    He’s adorable! Good for you Madonna. Hopefully more people will consider adopting more children in the U.S.

  26. ImaniOU

    Madonna sneaks him into England and immediately dumps him onto his nanny while she goes to the gym. I bet on her way out, while the infant screamed because of the sudden change in his environment, being on a long flight, and just being tired, she probably said, “And could you shut that f*cking thing up? Jeezus, all these f*cking kids do is scream, sh*t, and puke. At least I won’t have to work off the weight from this one.”

    And little Lourdes, upon seeing her new little brother said, “But mu-u-ummy! I want a little blue-eyed one like the other girls. Why couldn’t you have gone to Eastern Europe like all the other parents in my school and taken an unorphaned Polish kid?”

    On the plus side, now people will know where Malawi is. And perhaps they may even learn that no, Africa is not a country.

  27. meh, she just wants to get in on the publicity

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