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    It's hard to feel sorry for her. She should have adopted an orphan and not a child with a living parent.

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    I don't think either deserves David. Madonna and the boy's biological father seem to love the media attention they get over this. Surprisingly, the father bothers met a lot more than Madonna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    It's hard to feel sorry for her. She should have adopted an orphan and not a child with a living parent.
    I totally agree. This woman is worth hundreds of millions. She could have easily financially helped the children in the orphanage who had living parents or donated money to an organization that worked on creating sustainable development and jobs for people in the region so they wouldn't have to put their kids in an orphanage. There are plenty of children without living parents she could have adopted. Her net worth is probably greater than Malawi's GNP and live in Malawi is so cheap- it wouldn't have hurt her to have adopted an actual orphan and financially back families so they could get their children back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikanix View Post
    I totally agree. This woman is worth hundreds of millions. She could have easily financially helped the children in the orphanage who had living parents or donated money to an organization that worked on creating sustainable development and jobs for people in the region so they wouldn't have to put their kids in an orphanage. There are plenty of children without living parents she could have adopted. Her net worth is probably greater than Malawi's GNP and live in Malawi is so cheap- it wouldn't have hurt her to have adopted an actual orphan and financially back families so they could get their children back.
    Are you accusing celebrities of adopting 3rd world children basically as human 'pets'?? You wouldn't be the first.

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    We were all talking about Vadge's marriage being in the pooper back when she ran out and bought the kid, despite rumours that Guy wasn't on board with the idea. It was also mentioned that David was most likely a band-aid baby whose purpose was to make everything happy and lovey-dovey again.

    I really don't know why women think a baby will fix a marriage. It's up to the adults to fix their relationships. Kids should be left out of it.

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    David Banda's Dad: "Maybe I'd Shut Up if You Give Me More Money"
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    EXCLUSIVE - 'I have healed my rift with Madonna': Malawian father of star's adopted son reveals she is 'happy' again after heartache of Rocco custody battle | Daily Mail Online

    EXCLUSIVE - 'I have healed my rift with Madonna': Malawian father of star's adopted son reveals she is 'happy' again after heartache of Rocco custody battle


    • Madonna took son David Banda, 10, to visit his home village in Malawi
    • Father Yohane spent hours with son he gave up for chance of better life
    • But earlier this year he revealed fears over impact of legal battle on David
    • Said it was against Malawian culture - but now full of praise for Madonna

    By Peter Jegwa In Malawi For Mailonline
    Published: 09:14 EST, 12 July 2016 | Updated: 09:34 EST, 12 July 2016

    The father of Madonna's adopted son has healed his rift with the superstar, MailOnline can reveal.
    Yohane Banda said the pop queen is 'happy' again after her bitter custody battle with former husband Guy Ritchie over son Rocco.
    In March Yohane blasted the singer over the dispute, claiming his son David Banda would be better off living in poverty than with her.
    But the farmer says he and Madonna have settled their differences after she took the 10-year-old to visit his village in Malawi for the for the first time since the adoption.


    +20 Family ties: David Banda visited his home village - and his father Yohane, as well as his half-brothers and sister - with mother Madonna, and received his traditional Ngoni name, Sezangakhona


    +20 Deep in thought: The visit to the village was a chance for David to see where he was born, but also a chance for Yohane to calm his fears over the international court battle over Rocco, Madonna's oldest son


    +20 Loving: Yohane was worried about the impact it would have on David, adopted by Madonna when he was a toddler, pictured left with the star and his adopted sister Mercy James


    +20 New start: Rocco was also given a new Ngoni name, Zwangendawa, during the visit. He had been at the centre of the court case between his mother and father, over which city he would live in


    +20 Lourdes, Madonna's oldest child, 19, also accompanied the family on the charity trip, which began in Kenya and ended up in Malawi, checking on Madonna's new paediatric hospital, due for completion in 2017


    +20 Aspirations: 'I only want the best for my child,' said Yohane, seen here, third left, posing with David, middle, Madonna, Rocco, crouching, and village elders during the visit to Yohane's home last Friday

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    In an exclusive interview he told MailOnline: 'I only want the best for my child and I was concerned for him when the custody battle with Rocco was happening.
    'There was a rift and it has now been healed.'
    Madonna took son Rocco, daughter Lourdes and adopted daughter Mercy to David's home village of Lipunga, close to Malawi's border with Zambia to see his family and receive his tribal name.
    Yohane said any tension disappeared as soon as he clapped eyes on his son whom he had not seen since he gave him up for adoption at 13 months in 2006 when his mother died.
    'I am extremely positive about Madonna. I can do nothing but praise her,' he told MailOnline.
    'I am happy. As far as I am concerned, I was told by Madonna that the boy will come back to me once he has been educated.
    'Nothing has changed in that respect. David was allowed to come here and explore, he said he would come regularly to the village.
    'It is encouraging, and it is what I have known all along, even though everyone else told me he wouldn't come back.'
    For Yohane, it put his mind at rest to see the 'happy and harmonious' family up close for the first time since Madonna, 57, was fighting film director Ritchie over whether Rocco, 15, should live in London or New York.
    'They were a joyful, happy family,' he added. 'They were very close.'
    The brothers, who are said to be particularly close, were both given traditional names. David was named Sezangakhona and Rocco, Zwangendawa.
    Mercy, meanwhile, had not forgotten the language of her birth and was playing with the children in the village.


    +20 Joy: Yohane said the family were 'happy' and 'close' - a relief for the worried father after a bitter custody battle


    +20 Smiles: Mercy, who was older when she was adopted, has not forgotten the local tongue and was chatting with the other children during the visit to the village, near the border with Zambia


    +20 Growing family: Yohane, his wife Flora and his baby son Shukilo, is just two-and-a-half weeks old


    +20 Siblings: David is said to have got on well with his half-brothers and sister, all born after he left the country

    Madonna's visit has calmed Yohane's fears for David's welfare in March, at the height of Madonna dispute with Ritchie over Rocco.
    Yohane said he was concerned that David was so far away living in the US while the star dated a number of younger men.
    'What I have heard about Madonna's lifestyle since her divorce from Guy sounds quite shocking,' he was reported to have said at the time.
    'Her having much younger boyfriends isn't in line with Malawian culture at all. David would not be exposed to that sort of thing here. It's not how we live. We have strong family values.'
    But after months of worry, Yohane says he can now finally relax after hugging his son and seeing at close hand the bond she shares with David.


    +20 Determined: David, pictured during a visit to the hospital on Sunday, is understood to have specifically asked for the visit to his home village


    +20 Adopted: Yohane gave his son to the care of the orphanage as a baby after his wife died. It was here that Madonna spotted the little boy, after which her and Richie decided to adopt the little boy (pictured)


    +20 Happy: Yohane was behind David's adoption - he believed it would be better for his future, but believes Madonna will return him once he is educated. This trip has made him more confident of that

    'I was interested in my boy - and only my boy,' he added.
    The road to the reunion in the village has been a long one for Yohane, which started with the death of his wife shortly after she gave birth to David 11 years ago.
    Unable to cope by himself with a newborn, Yohane - who earned just £50 a year - was advised to take his son to an orphanage, where he could be properly cared for.
    It was here at Home of Hope Mission orphanage, some 70 kilometres away from his village, that Madonna spotted him: already mother to Lourdes, now 19, and Rocco with then-husband Richie, she set her heart on taking David home to London with her.
    It wasn't easy. Madonna forgot to apply for a passport for the 13-month-old, and the plane was held on the tarmac. Yohane had to come forward to tell the world's media he wanted the adoption to go ahead - and blocking it would ruin his son's life chances.
    Madonna would later compare the process to giving birth.


    +20 Bond: Madonna has made sure David has seen Yohane on occasion, including during this trip to Malawi when he was three. Heartbreakingly, Yohane later revealed that the toddler didn't know who he was


    +20 Belief: Yohane, pictured with his step-brother in 2006, has found himself speaking publicly a number of times - not least when a human rights group's lawsuit threatened to block the adoption from going forward


    +20 Delight: He said on this visit, he found his son to be 'a good boy. Humble and well behaved. I am proud of him'

    But unlike with Mercy, the little girl she adopted two years later, Madonna has kept good relations with Yohane, who has seen his son sporadically over the years.
    Mercy's grandmother and father claim to have been kept separate from her.
    It wasn't always easy for Yohane. When David was three, the two met - only for him to reveal, with a toddler's innocence, that he had no idea who Yohane was.
    This latest trip was particularly special, however, because it appears to have come from David's own desire to know his Malawi roots.
    'Madam Lucy, the Director of Home of Hope Mission, told me sometime early this year that David wanted to come to his village,' Yohane said
    'But it was only on Thursday that she told us he would finally be coming the next day.'
    It was a hero's welcome for David, the baby who left the village on the brink of death, returning healthy and educated.


    +20 Smiles: 'Mercy makes new friends at Home of Hope in Michinji! ❤️' Madonna wrote on Instagram


    +20 Tour: The trip started in Kenya, where Madonna visited a series of projects before they headed for Malawi


    +20 Happiness: 'A Warm Welcome at Home Of Hope Orphanage in Michingi,' Madonna wrote on this picture


    +20 Best day: 'I cannot find words to explain how elated I was to spend fours with my son,' Yohane told MailOnline. 'I am full of praise for Madonna'

    They were met by Yohane, the chief and village elders amid ululation and jubilant singing by members of the entire village.
    The village arranged performances of traditional dances, including performances by children from the village primary school where David would have gone if he had lived in the village.
    It was joyous occasion for Yohane - not least because it was a chance to introduce him to his four younger siblings, the smallest of whom, Shukilo, is just two-and-a-half weeks old.
    'I cannot find words to explain how elated I was to spend four hours with my son,' Yohane said.
    'He is a good boy. Humble and well behaved. I am proud of him.
    'He said it himself that that he regards this to be his home and that he will be coming here often.
    'In fact I have been told it is David himself that demanded to come all the way here to see his village.'

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    Goodness, Madonna looks so terrible in the face. Just ghastly. Why is she wearing the traditional clothes of the local people?
    She has beautiful daughters.

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    Daily Mail - isn't their primary language English? I can't read their horrible articles

    after which her and Richie decided to adopt the little boy

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    Haven't seen Mercy and David in awhile. They look wonderful. Mercy is such a pretty girl. Nice to see Madonna with her children looking happy.
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    It's good to see that Madonna and Rocco's rift has healed and he accompanied the family on the trip.
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    Well, she can't play happy families without Rocco ....
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    ^^^^
    Exactly. If the older son cared for his brother at all, he'd have to participate.

    Ok, so it's petty but I can't stand how Madonna seems to have 15 changes of clothes complete with accessories for this brief visit. All the pics show her front and center. It's like a staged photo shoot rather than a family meeting.

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    Madonna can't play happy families without a photog and a publcist in tow.

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    Those kids are earning their keep.
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