Pop queen Madonna now wants to adopt a three-year baby girl from the same Malawian David Banda’s village.
Madonna revealed her amazing plan as she spoke for the first time of her and husband Guy Ritchie’s joy at adopting 13-month-old David Banda. The child arrived at her London home yesterday in the arms of a nanny.
Asked in an interview, she answered:
Yes, absolutely. I’m going to adopt another Malawian child very quickly. A baby girl this time, in order to redress the balance.
Madonna, 48, told relatives: “I saw this girl with the saddest smile. I told Guy ‘We must give this child a home too’.
She is already mother to Lourdes, 10 and Rocco, 6.
In an interview with the French magazine Paris Match Madonna said:
The next time I go to Africa to visit the orphanage, I am going to take the children with me. I want to open their minds to the rest of the world.
David left Malawi for South Africa in a private jet after Madonna and Guy were granted his temporary custody for 18 months.
She denied that she had broken the law and was delighted at David’s arrival, she said: “It was my wish to help one child escape an extreme life of hardship.”
The Human Rights Consultative Committee – representing 67 groups across the country – is in the process of trying to mount a legal challenge against the adoption.
A judge in Malawi will rule next week on whether to allow it.
Madonna was shocked at the reaction to the adoption of David. In an interview with Paris Match she said:
It was not me who chose Malawi, but it chose me. “A native of the country contacted me though my association, Spirituality for Kids which I publicize in all my shows. 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.