Yes that’s right Madonna is in the process of stealing adopting another child From Malawi. This time she is taking welcoming a little girl into her home. Madonna has claimed a great connection to the people of Malawi, and what better way to express her colonialist privilege earth mother like love, than to welcome a new child into her home. In her quest to save the children of Malawi, Madonna seems to give little credence to their families wishes for their children. Isn’t it obvious that they would be better off under her guidance? According to the Sun Mercy’s (potential adopted daughter) family has some objection to the adoption. Gee imagine that.
Malawian adoption minister Penstone Kilembe said: “Madonna’s representatives have been visiting the girl. The adoption is now advanced — all the government is waiting for is Madonna to forward the petition of adoption formalities.
“Then Mercy will be able to leave the country for a new life.”
However, the girl’s gran Lucy Chekechiwa, 60, said she has been asked repeatedly by officials if Mercy could be adopted by an “unidentified foreign family” — but was firmly against it.
Speaking from her village in Zomba District, Lucy said: “Twice I have told the adoption people that I do not want Mercy to go outside the country. But they keep on at us. Now they say that Mercy will be leaving us, but can return at age 18.”
Don’t worry that you will miss the next 16 years of her life, a rich white western woman wants her, and you should be thankful. Don’t think about the fact that your arms will ache to hold her, or that she will undoubtedly become disconnected from her culture, and people. Madonna’s Kiplingest desires must be fulfilled, after all Africans exist to plundered. A little thing like the slave trade backs this up and we simply cannot flout history. Don’t think of it as stealing foreign adoption, think of it as the opportunity of a lifetime.
Surely there must exist a child whose family would embrace an adoption, or does Madonna just seem to have bad luck continually picking children whose families would prefer them to stay in Africa. Well no matter, her money and whiteness has the ability to assure that her desires will be fulfilled. What I cannot grasp is that someone who claims to care so much for children would express that love by taking them away from what is familiar to them. It would seem to me that the best way to help children would be to build schools, and libraries, train teachers, improve access to medical, food and clean drinking water, but hey who needs those things when you can be raised by Madonna.
Cross posted from Womanist Musings