Madonna to give David Banda a Malawian sibling
Madonna has not ruled out adopting again just because she has divorced – and has insisted she plans to give David Banda a little Malawian sibling.
‘It’s something I have been considering,’ Madonna said in an interview with the country’s Nation newspaper. ‘But [I] would only do if I had the support of the Malawian people and the government.’
The Queen of Pop faced a public backlash when she adopted David Banda in 2006, and would be loathe to experience it again.
She has described David’s adoption as a ‘big struggle’, saying the public scrutiny was like ‘my own kind of birthing pain with dealing with the press on my front doorstep, accusing me of kidnapping, or whatever you want to call it.’
Madge also explained that she ensures David is very aware of his roots, telling Nation: ‘It is a big priority for me to educate my son about the world, but always to stay connected to his Malawian culture.
‘He has a big map of Africa in his room with lots of arrows pointing to Malawi.’
And is he still close to his adoptive dad Guy Ritchie?
‘Everything between us is very amicable,’ she said. ‘We both agree that our children should always feel a deep connection with both their parents.’