“Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan “Adoption, not abortion,” although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective” –Barbara Ehrenreich
So Madonna is trying to steal another little poor black child and has been denied by the Malawian government.
I don’t think that rich parents automatically make better parents. There are plenty of great rich families and great poor families and shitty rich parents and shitty poor parents.
However, short of Madonna taking the kid back to her castle and tossing her on the rack and torturing her, I have a hard time seeing how the kid isn’t better off with Madonna.
The kid is living in an orphanage in Malawi. According to Wikipedia, Malawi has a “low life expectancy and high infant mortality.” It “depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs.” 14.2% of the population has HIV/AIDS. There is a very high degree of risk for major infectious diseases, including bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague and schistosomiasis.” I don’t know what half those diseases are.
Madonna may not be the world’s best parent, but at least the kid won’t catch fucking plague.