Adoption is certainly not the easiest process there is, but for someone with a celebrity status as mega as Madonna, expect even more problems, and in this case, a media frenzy, unnecessary as it may be.
Throughout the past month, Madonna, a mother-of-two, has been in the spotlight, fighting the legal accusations of Malawian groups that her plans to adopt the 13-month-old David, son of Yohane Banda was illegal.
Madonna came out in Oprah defending herself, and then there were the conflicting comments made by the baby’s Father Yohane. At first he said he was pleased that Madonna was giving his son an amazing chance (after he himself left David at an orphanage when his wife died at childbirth), then, he started saying things like his son would “return to him” etc.
But in the court hearing away from the prying eyes of the word’s media, Banda was recorded to have testified:
“It?s only myself as the father and owner of the child who can decide whether my child should come back or not, I want my child to stay there since I’m hoping the best for him. My child cannot forget where he came from no matter how long he stays there. One day he will remember me and come back?
The Lilongwe Magistrates Court will by trying the case on November 13, 2006 to determine whether Madonna’s adoption of the boy was legal or not.