Madonna’s Complicated Adoption Procedure

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Welcome to ‘The Tonight Show’. Do you realize, in the time it took me to walk out here, adopted 15 more children. … That’s the big story. Yesterday in London, a little boy from Africa finally arrived at Madonna’s house to meet the woman who will raise him — Maria, the nanny from Guatemala. … Very excited about that. Now, for all you women out there who have been waiting years and years to adopt a child, very complicated procedure to move on the list. First thing you have do, have a a record go platinum. That’s the first thing you have to do. … It kind of eases the way. You know what they named the baby? David. He’s from Africa. They named him David. That’s got to annoy the other two kids, Rocco and Lourdes. They’re born here, they get the goofy name. This kid comes from Malawi, he gets David? What is that?”

Protest Over Madonna’s Adoption

October 18, 2006 – 13-month old David Banda arrived in London on Tuesday (October 17) on his way to his new home. A children’s rights group is protesting Madonna’s adoption of the baby and is calling for an investigation. Ashley Pearson, a journalist with the Express newspapers in London discusses the situation on ‘The Most’ with Alison Stewart. has removed the video.

Madonna: ‘David Is Just The Best Little Baby Ever’

October 17, 2006 – tells Hello! magazine she’s “never been happier” after an emotional trip to Malawi to adopt a 13-month-old baby. After being allowed to take little David Banda home, the superstar added: “It’s so worth it. He’s just the best baby ever. Guy and I have never been happier.”

David’s Ray Of Light

October 16, 2006 – Tony Parsons of The Mirror shared his thoughts on the uproar over Madonna’s adoption of a 13-month old African orphan called David Banda and her plans to donate over $3.5 million of her money to child welfare in Malawi. “So how the hell does she get painted as some kind of villain,” Parsons asks. “Madonna’s adoption plans seem like nothing but good news. Good news for one lucky little boy, good news for the other impoverished Malawian children who will be helped by her generosity and good news for the blighted country of Malawi itself.”

No Special Treatment From Social Workers In Adoption

October 16, 2006 – The Mirror reports Madonna and Guy Ritchie will have to face a tough grilling from social workers before they will be allowed to bring 13-month old David to the UK. “They are no different from any other couple,” said David Holmes, chief of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. “They would have to go through the same rigorous process which will explore every aspect of their life, relationship and motivation to adopt. They would have to let the social worker into their home. They would have to talk about their ups and downs as a couple, their childhood and their whole relationship.” The article at has since been removed.

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