It’s official! Madonna did adopt a boy from Malawi!
Madonna and her husband took custody of a motherless 1-year-old boy from Malawi on Thursday after filing adoption papers and receiving interim approval from a judge in the impoverished southern African nation.
The boy’s father said he was happy for his son, named David, and pleased with the celebrity couple who wants to be his parents.
Yohame Banda, the father, said he met Madonna and her film director husband Guy Ritchie at the court as part of the formalities. While they talked, Madonna, who has two children, carried the baby boy, Banda said.
“They are a lovely couple,” Banda said. “She asked me many questions. She and her husband seem happy with David. I am happy for him. Madonna promised me that as the child grows she will bring him back to visit.”
Good for Madonna for doing this. It is sad though, because normally extended families take care of children like David, but so much of this particularly impoverished country has been affected by AIDS that there is often not any extended family healthy and able to help out. Hopefully, Madonna’s actions will bring extra attention and help to this matter.