Sanity Injection

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Just stop, Madonna. For the children’s sake.

Posted by sanityinjection on March 31, 2009

In the news this week, Madonna is back in the African nation of Malawi trying to adopt another child.

Yes, another. Readers will remember that Madonna adopted her youngest child, 3 year old David, from Malawi. Now she wants to add a 4-year old Malawi girl to her menagerie, which also includes her biological kids Lourdes (12) and Rocco (8).

Madonna claims that she wants to make sure David mantains a relationship with his roots in Malawi. Thus, she took him to visit his biological father while pressing her case to adopt the girl, Chifundo “Mercy” James. Problem is, Mercy has plenty of extended family in Malawi who are happy to take care of her.

Which leads us to the question: Won’t somebody put a stop to this lunacy?

Nobody should be allowed to adopt a child that has family willing to take care of them. Yes, Madonna is wealthier than the Malawians, but will she love Mercy more than her own family does? Will she spend as much time with her as they would while she is jet-setting all over God’s creation? What about the fact that, having recently divorced her husband, she would be raising four kids by herself? With plenty of paid staff to help, of course. What a loving environment.

It should be obvious to everyone that Madonna is pursuing this adoption to assuage her own emotional insecurities. She may think she is “rescuing” a child from an impoverished country, but she’s not. There are plenty of orphans in the world she could adopt who have no family, but Madonna specializes in taking children away from their families. If she were any other woman she would be instantly recognized as an unfit mother.

The best thing for all parties concerned would be for Madonna to concentrate on being the best mother she can be to the kids she already has. If she isn’t getting enough love from three kids, adding a fourth is not going to fill the void inside. Unfortunately, when you are rich and powerful, nobody has the guts to slap you out of your own delusions.

So who will suffer most? I’d say it will be her boys, Rocco and David. Neither will be new and interesting to Madonna once she has a new toy to play with. Lourdes at least is old enough that her mother can relate to her somewhat as a person in her own right.

Thus, my plea: Madonna, no one can stop you but yourself. Please stop this foolishness, and get the counseling you so obviously need. For your children’s sake.

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3 Responses to “Just stop, Madonna. For the children’s sake.”

  1. mnchick said

    Not sure I agree. If she has family so willing to take care of her, why is she living in an orphanage?

    As for this, “So who will suffer most? I’d say it will be her boys, Rocco and David. Neither will be new and interesting to Madonna once she has a new toy to play with. Lourdes at least is old enough that her mother can relate to her somewhat as a person in her own right.”

    Didn’t know you knew Madonna so personally.

  2. Sister Benedict said

    Collecting children the way people used to collect Hummel figurines is very trendy right now.

    Don’t worry, SanInj — Madonna and other celebrities will stop as soon as there’s a new trend. After all, hasn’t she given up wearing Che Guevara t-shirts or “dating” men thirty years her junior or intentionally offending Catholics during concerts?

    No, wait… seems these trends have never stopped for some 50-something y.o. adolescents. Never mind.

  3. sanityinjection said

    This article discusses some of the positive and negative aspects of celebrity adoptions of foreign children:

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=7225671

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