Amy Winehouse was thisclose to adopting a 10-year-old girl named Dannika Augustine from St. Lucia before she died. TMZ reports:
Dannika tells The Sunday Mirror, “Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me … She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.” Dannika’s grandmother Marjorie says she spoke to Amy a few weeks ago and that Amy planned to return to St. Lucia next month. She told the paper, “Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her.” Both of Dannika’s parents had signed off on the adoption.
I don’t know why this girl’s parents bothered doing paperwork at all. If you’re willing to relinquish your 10-year-old to a self-destructive drug addict, you could save yourself a lot of time and money and just toss her to a pack of wolverines. The meat you have to tie around her neck would be a lot cheaper and more accessible than the smack you’d have to hide in her pockets for Amy to pay her any mind.