A young Malawi farmer named Banda placed his baby son in an orphanage because he could not afford to take care of him and the boy’s mother had died. Mr. Banda planned to remarry and get his son back from the orphanage when the boy was in better health.
Then Madonna swooped in, cut through the red tape and took the baby back to England. Why didn’t she give Mr. Banda the money necessary to look after his son at home? Or could she not have found a baby whose parents were deceased?
What right does a fading multi-millionaire celebrity have to snatch a baby from its family and its culture?