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Dad To Madge - "Wait, I Want Him Back!"

10/23/2006 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Madonna in London.The father of the Malawian boy that Madonna adopted recently didn't quite get the whole "adoption" thing, evidently. Today, Yohame Banda says that he didn't realize that he'd have to give up the baby to the pop queen forever and ever when he consented to the adoption.

The 32-year-old Banda, a produce farmer from Malawi, tells the Associated Press that he is just now understanding what happened to his son. "If we were told that she wants to take the baby as her own we would not have consented, because I see no reason why I should give away my son," said Banda.

So what exactly did he think was going to happen? Banda says he thought that the biggest female pop star in the world was just going to take care of David as an orphanage would for several years, and then return him to his native village of Lipunga. Madonna has come under fire from certain human rights organizations for her adoption, and one of them has filed a suit to have the adoption overturned.

Madonna's Malawian lawyer had no comment.



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1.

Shawndra    

This story about Madge made me think of another recent high profile statement made by another famous singer -- Barbra Streisand -- during her recent concert. Her remarks have been made into a fun new song, actually, called "STFU," which can be heard here and seems to be going viral on the net. It's very danceable!

2858 days ago
2.

celeb exposed    

Britney britney what is the fuss about..
I just don"t get it....

2858 days ago
3.

Mr. T    

The father of the boy Madonna adopted, is not the brightest tool in the shed.

2858 days ago
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Mia    

Madge GIVE the kid back to his father! It's sad, this father has no money for a high price lawyer, to fight a mega-millionaire like Madonna.

Hogan...Why are YOU any better?, Selling your half sister, private personal life for profit? Aren't you cashing in on Danny's death? Do you think your book would of sold a year ago? This whole family is whacked. Especially the mother. Is it no wonder why Anna is estranged from this blood-sucking, money-grubbing, family?

2858 days ago
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Paula Neal Mooney    

Is Madonna's Baby's Daddy Changing His Mind?

2858 days ago
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sherri    

Sounds like Anna's family from Tx is just as messed up as she is. Sounds like they are looking for a hand out and just pointing fingers. Im sure her lifestyle was not the best and Daniel was exposed to alot that he should not have been. But i do not believe that Anna would have wanted her child on drugs or dying.

Since her family is pointing fingers are her, what was her family like that they turned out Anna (aka Vicki) like she is.

2858 days ago
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cheryl    

What goes around comes around, doesn't Howard ! Howard K. Stern was responsible for Danny's death...Remember that fateful day when Anna screamed in her hospital room: " YOU CAUSED THIS ! YOU CAUSED THIS ! YOU CAUSED THIS! " BECAUSE HOWARD K. STERN WAS THE OTHER PERSON IN THE ROOM WITH HER. HE IS A DISGUSTING WORM, A PARASITE, WHO CAN'T MAKE IT ON HIS OWN !! THE POLICE BETTER BE LOOKING AT HIM GOOD AND HARD...HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME IN JAIL HOWARD, BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL BE GOING !!! AS FAR AS THE LANDLORD KICKING THEM OUT, HE SHOULD HAVE DONE IT A LONG TIME AGO ! WHY HAVEN'T THEY PAID THEIR RENT ? GEE, HOWARD BABY IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BIG TIME LAWYER, ISN'T HE...BUT YOU DON'T SEE HIM WORKING, NOR DO YOU SEE ANYONE WANTING TO WORK WITH HIM...HE'S A PHONEY AND SO IS ANNA ! KICK THEM OUT ! LET THEM FIGHT THEIR WAY OUT OF THE PAPER BAG....!! HOWARD JUST LOVES THAT LIME LIGHT, DOESN'T HE...SITS ON HIS ASS ALL DAY LONG, LAPPING UP THE GOOD LIFE AND LIVING OFF ANNA ! IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE WIPPED THE SH*T OFF HIS UGLY PUSS ! HE'S HER SUPPLY GUY FOR THE DRUGS AND HE'S THE ONE THAT DID DANNY IN !!!!! LET HIM ROT IN JAIL, HE'S HEADED THERE ! AND LARRY, YOU BETTER STEP UP YOU LEGAL BATTLE TO 500 MPH TO GET THAT LITTLE GIRL, BEFORE HOWARD STERN DOES HER IN TOO !! SHE'LL END UP WITH A HORRIBLE LIFE LIVING WITH ANNA AND HOWARD IN JAIL !! I DON'T THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY COME-BACK FOR ANNA...SHE'S SHOWN HERSELF TO BE TOTALLY WACKED OUT ALMOST ALL HER LIFE...SHE AND HOWARD NEED TO BE EXPOSED FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE ! THE LAW IS ON TO THEM, BELIEVE ME !! AND BY THE WAY, THAT BABY LOOKS JUST LIKE LARRY BIRKHEAD WHEN HE WAS A BABY...THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT HE'S THE DAD, HE JUST NEEDS TO GET THAT DNA DONE AND FAST, BEFORE ANOTHER LIFE IS TAKEN...AS LONG AS HOWARD STERN IS IN THAT HOUSEHOLD, THERE WILL BE A CHANCE THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE NEEDLESSLY !

2858 days ago
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anon    

Adopt the comedy terrorist!!!Q!!!!!!

2858 days ago
9.

Zip    

Trust me...Madonna is being set-up for extortion of some kind...The father of the child has repeatedly changed his story within the last week concerning the adoption of his son David...all suspeciously after learning from the press and human rights groups, etc., how very rich and famous Madonna is. Now, an act of clear charitable compassion by Madonna is being turned into something ugly by greedy third party interlopers who are simply attempting to black mail Madonna for money in relation to the adoption by putting pressure on her via a series of specious allegations of adoption fraud that are increasingly being elevated more and more every day. All the wrong people are suddenly becoming interested in Madonna's personal business here...and involving themselves in her life!!! Madonna, don't put up with this madness...it's really time to fight back against these unscrupulous human rights organizations that are attempting to get a free ride off of your good name. These horrible allegations being made by these groups, of illegal human trading is ridiculous...and is simply a scheme to grab further headlines in the media...and continue to occult the Madonna's name. It's all about these human rights groups finding reasons to associate themselves with a mega star celebrity in order to garner millions of dollars worth of publicity which they hope will translate into donations from the public, private organizations and world governments. The more this situation continues...the more it appears to be getting twisted into a set-up designed to insnare Madonna and her family...Madonna, please get out of this while you still can. Don't let this thing drag on anymore. Something really bad is brewing here and these people will harass you and the child for years to come. It would be best, no matter how unfortunate for the boy, to just return him home and walk away from this. It isn't about the child anymore...these third parties don't care about David...it's all about your fame now...that is what they are attracted to...and that's bad for David. Don't allow yourself to get too attached here to the child...just let him go...Remember...giving to others is often a thankless job, since...No Good Deed Goes Unpunished...ever!!!

2858 days ago
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Gina    

Unfortunately, there is white trash in this country, and Anna Nicole and her entire family are the total scenario for it. The person that seemed together and trying to be intelligent and normal was her son, Daniel. At least it seemed that way. Everyone is making money off an incredibly tragic death of a young man who was never allowed to grow up nor live a normal life. I don't care who the father is, who did what to who, but that a young man died before his time that's pretty incomprehensible.

2858 days ago
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Reality Check    

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Anna Nicole Smith, her children, or her love life, I sincerely hope everyone will boycott this "book" written by her opportunistic half-sister. This is clearly nothing more than a plea for money and attention. What else could she get from this? Money, fifteen seconds of fame, and a permanent reputation even darker than Ms. Smith's.

Just what the world needs: another attention-starved relative writing a tabloid-esque tell-all. Wait and see, she will be pitching a reality series inside six months.

2858 days ago
12.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Daddy wants his baby back,I just wonder why,with all the babies in americia why do these hollywood stars go to other countries and adopt babies,Do they think that those babies are less of a problem then americian children.I think americian values are mixed up.

2858 days ago
13.

candice    

I think this whole thing with Madonna adopting this child is ridiculous.
That man should not be allowed to tell some people it's okay, and then later retract his statement!
What did he THINK adoption was? Why would SHE just take him for a little bit, and then bring him back?
If he was so worried in the first place, and wanted his son, and could take care of him, he wouldn't be in an orphanage in the first place.
Orphanage= FREE TO ADOPT!
That being said, give the kid back, just let him be another casualty of that country's sh*tty system. FInd another baby, and let the father kick himself in the ass in the future.

2858 days ago
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Allison    

It looks like the father of the baby Modonna adopted felt pressure from groups in Malawi and responded with the story of not understanding the situation, probably to save face. Although this is a terrible situation for Madonna, it is a diplomatic way for the man to protect himself in the face of very negative publicity without putting direct blame on the person adopting his child. I feel bad for Madonna; she may be a celebrity but in the end she is a woman who wanted to adopt a child from a country she knows well and had helped greatly. I hope she is able to get through this and that the press can show some sympathy.

2858 days ago
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h8er#1    

Madonna has no business adopting anybody's child, American or foreign. She's nothing but a whore and any child she raises will be brainwashed by the Kabbalah cult. If she wanted more children she shouldn't have had all those abotions when she was younger. Now she's too old to have more of her own babies. I'd rather abort than let that immoral bitch adopt my baby!

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