Madonna's attempt to make Malawian baby David her son is, once again, being challenged. The Material Mom, who was granted interim custody of the almost-two year old last October, is said to be relying on one certain official's report of how David is doing in Madge's home. The problem? The Malawian government is keeping the official from leaving his own country to head to London. The social worker, Penstone Kilembe, is saying that government is jeopardizing Madonna's chance of getting full custody of the boy she has been raising for the last 10 months. "The whole adoption process may crumble and David [may be] sent back to his village," says Kilembe, who is director of Malawi's child welfare services.
The Malawi News is telling their own story, reporting that Kate Kainja, the country's minister of women and child development, had accused Kilembe of going behind the government's back and getting money and a plane ticket straight from Madonna. "We feel Mr. Kilembe personalized the whole issue when other people can go [and monitor the family]," she tells the newspaper.
Isn't David's health and happiness the issue here? Get someone over there to check him out and let everyone go on with their lives! It makes me want to run for office in Malawi.