Saturday, April 26, 2008

Madonna's Just Like Us?

Of course she's not. In fact, I haven't been a fan of hers since the days of rubber bracelets in the 80s. But when she said this on the Today Show yesterday in response to whether adopting is a "fad" for her... it was the first time she'd ever done anything to make me want to get up and applaud.

"I don't see how anybody who really understands how complicated it is to adopt a child could say that someone chose to do that as a fad."

The interview was actually quite good and she captured the angst and helpless feeling adopting parents can sometimes feel.


Sarah said...

Yay, Madonna. You know... I've thought about this a lot. Adoption certainly isn't a fad, but I think when celebrities adopt... it makes adoption feel more socially acceptable for those who are considering adoption as a way to grow our families. We're not doing it because we want to be like Madonna, but seeing celebrities adopt can make some of us feel more comfortable in our own decisions.

Andrea said...

I do not like Madonna. Never have,
but I have been a little more tolerant of her since she adopted her son.:)
Not real sure what that says about me,though!

I do think she was given liberties because of her celebrity and that makes me furious. But whose to say that I wouldn't have done the same thing in China given the chance?
Again, not sure what that says about me.:)

Sounds a little like mulitple personality disorder, doesn't it?


Steve n Coco said...

Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard about this interview, but actually enjoyed it.