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Madonna adopted David Banda from Malawi in south-eastern Africa in 2006.

The Whole Story Goes Back to 2006

For the unversed, Madonna adopted David from Malawi in south-eastern Africa in 2006. At that time, David was just 13 months old and had malaria and pneumonia. The adoption was done with her ex Guy Ritchie after David’s natural mother died of childbirth complications.

David was born in the village of Lipunga, located in Western Malawi, Africa. Unfortunately, his siblings, Babel and Garnet died when they were too young. The cause of their death was an infection. When his mother died a week after birthing her, David’s father, Yohane Banda felt that he needed to give his son to an orphanage because it became difficult for him to take care of the baby alone.

When Madonna adopted little David, the episode created a lot of headlines. It is because she performed it under shady circumstances. Though the duo adopted the baby to do some good, they did not follow the strict adoption rules properly.

According to these rules, foreigners should become residents of the country for at least 18 months before adopting a child. It is done to ensure that welfare officials have enough time to monitor their suitability. According to several reports, Madonna and Guy Ritchie were given special treatment because of their celebrity status.

David Banda is all Grown Up Now

David is making waves all over the internet and social media. The 17-year-old teenager seems to have impressed everyone, even the fashion pundits. After Madonna posted a video with her, it caught a lot of eyeballs among her fans. Many called him a fashion-forward rock star who they believe shall have a bright future.

David displayed his skills as he engaged in the fancy footwork around the living room, taking after his mother. Interestingly, Madonna famously got her start as a dancer in New York City in the early 80s.

More About Madonna’s Family

In addition to David, Madonna is also the mother of her 21-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie. He is 21-years old. Rocco is Madonna’s biological son, who she shares with Guy Ritchie. She also has another son, Lourdes Leon, 24, whom she shares with Carlos Leon. Madonna did another adoption, Mercy, 15, from Malawi in 2007, and twins Estere and Stella, whom she again adopted from Malawi in 2017.

Madonna adopted son David Banda from Malawi in 2006 when he was only a baby.

In 2018 Madonna and son David Banda return to the exact orphanage crib where first met 16 years ago, David was 12 years old then

And the mother-son duo shared a touching moment in David’s southeast African home country together on Thursday.

Going back to the exact orphanage where they first met, the Ray Of Light songstress hugged her 12-year-old then with tight and captioned the photo: ‘Crib where we met.’

Where it started... Madonna and son David Banda, 12, went back to the exact place they first met during a visit to his native Malawi this week
Madonna and David Banda

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