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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

You want to keep my what?



DAD TO MADONNA: WHOA, MAMA

NOW SAYS HE NEVER WANTED TO GIVE UP SON
By DAN MANGAN


CHANGING HIS 'POP' TUNE: Malawian farmer Yohane Banda says he did not know Madonna intended to keep his son, David Banda, as her own.

October 23, 2006 -- Madonna's already controversial adoption of an African baby got even stickier yesterday - when the tot's dad said he never meant to give the Material Mom permanent custody of his son.

"If we were told she wants to take the baby as her own, we would not have consented, because I see no reason why I should give up my son," said Yohane Banda, father of the 13-month-old, David Banda.

"I am just now realizing the meaning of 'adoption,' " said Banda, adding that he had expected Madonna to raise David for him but not keep him as her own.

Banda - an illiterate farmer in Malawi who previously had defended Madonna from criticism for the adoption - now says he did not understand the papers he signed that gave away his parental rights
....................

But he explained yesterday that at the time, he believed that "when David grows up, he will return back home to his village."

Banda said he never was told that the adoption papers he had signed meant that David would no longer legally be his son.

He said he only signed those papers for the boy earlier this month because he believed they would allow Madonna to take David from an orphanage for the purpose of giving him a good education. Banda has said he placed David in the orphanage because he was sick with typhoid and couldn't care for him.

Banda said Penston Kilembe, the director of Child Welfare Services in Malawi, and the retired pastor who heads that orphanage "explained to me that Madonna would take care of my son" - not that she would become his legal mother.


Come on, this is child theft, not adoption. There is no way in hell he made an infomed consent to allow Madonna to adopt his child as her own.

He was told that she was going to educate him and then he would return home, not that he would no more likely return home than grow a vagina and that Madonna wasn't exactly a "good Christian lady".

The man cannot read, yet he's supposed to defend his rights in courts against a billionaire? Come on. This is horrible, it's wrong. It is totally selfish. How can anyone be so fucking selfish? She can help the family for the wages of one of her employees health care benefits. It would be nothing for her to do this, and find a truly parentless child to raise.

It's one thing to be noble, it's another to be insanely selfish and cruel. Now, I don't think the Malawians were being straight with her either, but now it's clear that this process is fucked up and just wrong.

He's a powerless man, but even the powerless love their children and seek the best for them. Some rich white woman can't just toss some money down and break that bond, like they steal conflict diamonds or oil.

posted by Steve @ 12:15:00 AM

12:15:00 AM

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