Madonna spoke to Oprah, via satellite from London, about her adoption of 13-month-old David from Africa.
“David is amazing. What really surprises me is how great my children are with him and how he’s transitioned so easily from living in Africa in an orphanage to living in our house,” Madonna tells Oprah.
Madonna has a daughter, 10-year-old Lourdes, from a previous relationship and 6-year-old son Rocco with her husband Guy Ritchie. Check out the picture from Perez Hilton of little David with Ritchie.
The Material Girl said that when she first met David in the orphanage he had severe pneumonia and she was scared to leave him in the orphanage. She got permission to take him to a clinic to get treatment.
What about the claims that laws were bent to allow her to adopt faster? “If only my wealth and my position could have made things go faster. I assure you it doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa.”
Madonna ultimately feels good about her adoption process, despite some of the remarks the adopted father has said. “He came into the courtroom with my husband and I and he looked into my eyes and said to me that he was very grateful that I was going to give his son a life and that had he kept his son with him in the village he would have buried him. I didn’t really need any more confirmation that I was doing the right thing and that I had his blessing.”
To read more of this interview from People, click here.