Madonna opens up to the Today show’s Meredith Vieira about her controversial adoption of the 13-month-old boy, David Banda, from Malawi. She tells Vieira that she offered to leave the boy with her father and to help him out financially, but he declined.
“When I met (the boy’s father), I said I would be happy to…bring (David) back to your village and help you financially raise him and he said no…I think he truly felt in his heart of hearts that–and whop knows if he was telling me the truth–that he would have a better life with me. So, when he said no, that was my sign that it was my responsibility to look after him.
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