I don’t get it. Madonna wants to adopt a kid and the world goes nuts?
Full disclosure – I don’t have kids, never wanted one, and know nothing about being a parent other than it looks enormously stressful, tiring and expensive. Every parent I know says you’ll never know until you have one. I understand it’s very rewarding but all I know is that there are certain chains I wish to break and therefore I’ve opted out.
My point is the poor kid in question has been living in an orphanage in Malawi for his entire life and, until Madge walked through the door, his destiny wasn’t looking so bright that he needed shades for anything but the harsh African sunlight. Now it appears that two people want to spend the rest of their lives saying that they’re his parents and give him their unconditional love – how cool is that?
OK so the down-side is that they’re white, live in a big house in the English countryside and when the kid gets older he’ll have to watch Swept Away and tell his Mom what a great actress she is and tell his Dad what a great movie Snatch was. Frankly that’s a price I think we’d all pay to have someone tuck us in at night and tell us they love us.
I’m hearing people complain that the kid will not grow up knowing what his true culture is. Oh please! Madonna’s on record as saying she’ll let him visit his roots and it’s not like she can’t afford the airfare.
For me the big problem is that I’m sure there are other kids in that orphange in Malawi whose future doesn’t look so good. Poor bastards. What does their future look like? I understand that it appears Madge & Guy are buying their way into this but heck give ’em a break: they’re about to enter into decades of hard work and they don’t have to do this. More power to them I say. I wish I had their heart and their guts.
I don’t think this is about money.