Madonna: Not getting nod from charity for child adoption
Children's charity is not giving consent to pop diva Madonna for child adoption from Malawi.
On Saturday the charity ‘Save the Children’ stressed that the best place for a child was with their family in their home country, since Madonna prepares to adopt another Malawian child.
The British-based charity has urged the celebrities to ensure that all other options had been exhausted before taking a child out of a foreign orphanage.
This fifty year old singer is filing legal papers with a court in Malawi thereby seeking to adopt a second child from the east African country. Her lawyer has revealed this news on Thursday.
"The best place for a child is in his or her family in their community," added Dominic Nutt, the Save the Children spokesman by issuing a statement.
He continued, "Most children in orphanages have one parent still living, or have an extended family that can care for them in the absence of their parents." "Save The Children believes that international adoption should only be considered if the child is a genuine orphan, if all other alternatives in their own country have been genuinely exhausted."
Dominic also went to the extent of saying that he warned that international adoption could actually worsen the problem it sought to solve, and said the practice could be "big business" for "unscrupulous adoption agencies."
Madonna's adoption of toddler David Banda was finalized last year. His father Yohane had left the child at an orphanage in order to escape poverty in his rural village in Mchinji, in central Malawi.
According to Nutt, “If the celebrity really wants to help children in poor countries, they should suppport charities like Save The Children and others who seek to improve the quality of children's lives in their own countries and communities."