The Malawian government and adoption officials put up a good fight, but apparently Africa is still selling folks to rich white people. My great-grandfather would be so pissed right now. AP reports:
Madonna’s new daughter has flown out of her native Malawi on a private jet headed for London, an airport employee and a person familiar with Madonna’s adoption proceedings in this southern African country said Saturday. The airport employee, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter, said 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James left late Friday headed to London, with a stop in neighboring South Africa. The girl, the second child Madonna has adopted from Malawi, was reportedly accompanied on the flight by a nanny, a child nurse and a third aide.
It’s awesome that Madonna would wait almost a year to adopt this baby, then be so overcome with joy that she’d be on the runway crying like at the end of The Color Purple. Oh, wait. Nevermind. She didn’t. Way to be there, Madonna. You might as well just had the baby shipped by UPS or loaded on the plane in a puppy crate.