After weeks of visiting African orphanages and media teases of "she's adopted! oh no, she hasn't, false alarm...", a high court in Malawi filed some papers that indicate that Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie can take custody of a one-year-old boy named David. The boy is not an orphan, though. David's father was widowed when David's mother died in childbirth a year ago. Madge and Guy have apparently promised to bring David home for a visit every once in a while, so his father gets to see him.
But this seems a little odd to me. Why not adopt a child who's truly an orphan? Or send a million dollars to help the entire village of impoverished people instead of rescuing one boy from destitution and raising him in a castle in England? How do you take a boy from his father and say, "yes, you're still poor--you stay here, and we'll take your son to a life in the lap of luxury, ok? He'll do fine. You just do whatever it is you do here, and every once in a while. we'll let you guys visit each other." I just don't get it.
But it's Madge. Who am I to question Her ways?