Madonna’s adoption bid gets another blow

April 30th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Madonna Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Giving a devastating blow to Madonna’s bid to adopt Malawian orphan Mercy James, the child’s father has come out in open to ask for full custody of his little girl.

The Queen of Pop wanted to become mum to the four-year-old girl, but all her hopes were shattered when a court in the country’s capital Lilongwe turned down her request for an interim adoption.

However, Madonna appealed the decision and an African court hearing is scheduled for May 4.

But, now the Material Girl’s hopes of the ruling being overturned could go down the drain, because now Mercy’s biological father James Kambewa has launched a bid to get his daughter back.

And he has targeted the 50-year-old singer, branding her “scandalous” and calling her failed marriage to Guy Ritchie and subsequent relationship with toyboy lover Jesus Luz, 22, an indication of a lack of “good morals”.

“She is my daughter; she is my blood; she needs parental love. She is not an orphan. She lost one parent, yes, but I am still alive and so she is not an orphan,” Contactmusic quoted Kambewa as telling Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.

He added: “Madonna has millions of dollars but that doesn’t make her a good mum. Parental love is more than money. Besides, I don’t think Madonna is a model mum. I have seen her in movies of her songs. She doesn’t portray good morals.

“How can a woman of 50 dance almost naked on stage? I wouldn’t want my daughter to grow up like that! In Malawi women respect themselves. Cultured women do not go about half-naked.

“I also heard after her marriage failed she is already seeing two men, both very younger than her and her ex-husband. I hear one of them is even less than half her age. That’s scandalous. How can a normal woman fall for a boy who can as well be her son? No, spare my Mercy that scandal.”

Kambewa has also enlisted the help of the Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) to acquire a lawyer to fight on his behalf.

In a letter to the organisation he wrote: “I have learnt that an American-musician called Madonna has applied to a court for the adoption of the kid, to which the grandmother has consented. However, I do not consent to the adoption because I feel I am capable of raising the child.” (ANI)

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