Three-year-old Mercy James (pictured left) should therefore be allowed to enjoy her lucky star which has just shone upon her from the heavens of Lady Madonna? Malawian Adoption Minister Penstone Kilembe, Grandma Lucy Chekechiwa, Uncle John Nglanade and whoever or whatever the bureaucracy in Malawi should yield and make way for an accelerated adoption of Mercy James to enable her begin her lucky break in life. She is a living example of a person who had greatness trust upon her and according to William Shakespeare, our destinies are all tied up in the stars! The Malawian authorities in Lilogwe must understand clearly that if not in Malawi, it could be anywhere, elsewhere and so, why not facilitate Malawi such an honorable benefit? Icheoku says the "Save the Children" charity is a kill-joy that must be checkmated. How dare these fickle-minded and mean-spirited knuckle-heads of a charity open their mouth so wide in what does not really concern them; or are there not enough African orphans already for them to take care of? They would rather have the lucky Mercy James remain in the hunger-riveted African Malawi than to find love, happiness, better life and a secured future in the home of one of the world's richest woman? We strongly feel that this charity is just jealous and would rather Madonna adopted her children from the West and not God-forsaken Africa? Icheoku says the British charity, "Save the Children" statement that "all other options should have been exhausted before taking a child out of a foreign orphanage" amplifies our position that they would have preferred Madonna adopted a British or a Caucasian child but not an African? According to their spokesman, Dominic Nutt, "The best place for a child is in his or her family in their community," but Icheoku asks, where is the family or community of an orphan in an orphanage? It is our opinion therefore that this spokesman, whoever he is, is living up to his name, - he is NUTS! From life at Kondanani Orphanage in Thyolo district, near the commercial capital Blantyre in southern Malawi, to a Madonna's world is one sure transition that should not be stopped by any God fearing, good-spirited person! Icheoku hopes that the judge in this case understands what is at stake here? This adoption means a lot to little Mercy James and no one should constitute a stumbling block to improving the life of yet another Malawian who might grow up to become the Malawian version of Barack Obama? The Malawian government, with over 1.5 million orphans can really use some help from Madonna's removing one mouth from their mind-numbing AIDS-induced mega responsibility. Madonna's charity in Malawi, Raising Malawi, is equally commendable as one of her well intentioned decision to really help out in Malawi. Also her multi-purpose community centre at Mphandula village, 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Lilongwe, which looks after more than 8,000 orphans in scores of villages in the area is also tremendous. Both projects show a generous woman whose actions in adopting Malawian children is not selfish but a passionate desire to really help out. Madonna should be commended and encouraged; and not become the butt of whatever holier than thou organization out there? Madonna should not be condemned or chastised for doing good by and for the Malawian less fortunate orphaned children. Instead, she deserves recognition from the Malawian government; possibly a Medal of Freedom of Malawi?
That Madonna has been a wonderful, superlative mom to her first Malawian-child, son David Banda (pictured left with mom Madonna) is a fact that speaks for itself, as pictures do not lie. From a lonely orphan in an African dungeon of an orphanage to the Americana which she has transformed him into, who still doubts the competency of this loving mother? More-so Madonna is of a very deep pocket and the question of welfare of another extra child is a no brainier? Icheoku says the African Judge in Lilongwe, Malawi should expedite action and let Madonna adopt Mercy James and as many other children as her heart desires; their future is more secured with Madonna than remaining behind in a hopeless and dejected African orphanage. With such adopted children moving on and moving out, there will be room to take better care of those unlucky ones still left behind, whose stars are yet to shine? When these kids grow up, they can always come to visit or trace back their roots to motherland, African Malawi? Their African roots is undeniable and they may even decide to migrate back if they so desire, but to deny them this God given opportunity to have their lives forever transformed for good will be pettiness and wickedness of the utmost meanness. To the Malawian Judge, Icheoku says, let Madonna have her way!