Malawi Minister backs Madonna adoption bid

Posted by Sylar On Friday, April 03, 2009
Malawi’s child welfare minister has backed Madonna’s bid to adopt a second child from the impoverished southern African country.
The high-level endorsement came the day before a judge is due to rule on the pop star’s request to adopt Chifundo “Mercy” James.
Women and Child Welfare Development Minister Anna Kachikho said Malawi has nearly two million orphans, and if people like Madonna adopt even one “it’s one mouth less” for Malawi.
Ms Kachikho’s ministry processes all adoptions in Malawi.
The minister added that the singer’s helping more than 25,000 Malawian children.
A coalition of non-governmental organisations in Malawi said Madonna’s plans have been fast-tracked because of her money and status.
The minister said such critics are ungrateful.

Source: Associated Press

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