Friday, March 27, 2009

Her name is Mercy James Ciccone.

Mama Madonna and Mercy

Mercy is a darling little girl. I'd like to think Madonna's heart is in the right place by adopting this child from Malawi. It sure would be nice if she quit bringing random young models home to meet kids, then kicking the dudes to the curb. How emotionally stable of an environment is that, really? And what about Madonna's ex, Guy Ritchie in all of this? He's David's adoptive dad; Madonna adopted Mercy so David will have a sibling who shares is his culture, but Guy won't be her dad. I'm probably making more out of this than is necessary, since lots of kids come from blended families all the time. I'm just sayin'. Those kids of Madonna's are having a strange upbringing.

"An official said, "The adoption is going ahead. It has been at an advanced stage for some time. The girl is from the Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage. She has no father and mother, they both died...We finished the assessment yesterday in readiness for the courts next week."

I wonder just how long it would take the average Joe Blow and his wife to adopt a child from Malawi. Silly question.

1 comment:

harper & beatrix said...

i have a friend who lived in malawi for a while. she would go to the orphanage and hold the babies. i guess there are just so many baby orphans that they need volunteers to just pay attention to them. anyway, according to this friend, the law in malawi is that you have to live there for a year before you can adopt a baby, and most of the missionaries and teachers where she was working ended up with at least one adopted baby. anyway, i don't think they are holding madonna to this rule.