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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Madonna, Adoption, Kabbalah & Colonialism

It's a done deal: after pledging 12 million dollar to Malawi, the Malawian Supreme Court allowed Madonna to adopt Mercy James.

The Guardian's below article is worth reading:

Madonna, Mercy and Malawi: her fight to adopt a second African child

Three years ago a storm of protest blew up when Madonna adopted David Banda from a Malawian orphanage. Today the country's highest court is due to decide whether she can now adopt four-year-old Mercy James. Jacques Peretti tracks down the girl's family and asks: what's best for Mercy?


Well these days adoption is a hot thing,
you can get a child for nearly nothing.
You take them home to a nanny,
buy off ur guilt with toys and candy.

1 comment:

zench said...

Madonna's adoption of Malawian sends wrong message: agency

When news recently surfaced about Madonna's second adoption of a Malawian child, we couldn't help but be concerned about what kind of a message this sends.

This adoption is wonderful news for Madonna and most likely, for the three-year-old child.

However, her situation is representative of a larger problem -- one that cannot be solved by celebrity adoptions, or international adoptions more broadly.

We believe the best place for the world's 145 million orphans is in family-based care, in-country.

Ideally, they could be cared for by their extended family, in their own cultural context. When this is impossible, organizations like ours work around the world to provide them with this loving, culturally appropriate home environment.

SOS Children's Villages aims to prevent children from becoming orphaned or abandoned in the first place. Parents faced with crises or poverty often lack the resources and ability to care for their children. Our family-strengthening programs seek to empower families.

When children become orphaned and abandoned, we welcome them into one of our villages: A cluster of family homes and supporting facilities, such as schools, social centres and medical centres. Each family home is headed by an SOS mother, a local woman and child-care professional who loves and cares for these children as her own. Children are raised in their own culture.

We feel this sort of arrangement is the most appropriate investment in the well-being and futures of these children and that of their communities.

Boyd McBride,

National director, SOS Children's Villages Canada

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