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Ne-Yo's Baby Mama

I'm Adopting 48 African Children

... Kinda

2/9/2012 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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We didn't think it was possible -- but Ne-Yo's baby mama just broke the African-child-adopting records set by Madonna AND Angelina Jolie ... combined ... agreeing to adopt 48 children in Swaziland.

Full disclosure -- Monyetta Shaw's not actually taking 48 children back to the United States with her ... but she did agree to pay for their living costs for an entire year ... a nearly $20,000 commitment.

Sources tell TMZ, "Football Wives" star Chanita Foster (below) -- who founded a charity called Beyond the Game to provide children in Swaziland with food, clothes, and education -- got in touch with Monyetta about sponsoring a child or two ... and Monyetta agreed.

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But we're told, once Monyetta saw the 48 young faces in the charity's brochure -- she fell in love ... and insisted on adopting all of them.

Each kid costs roughly $30 a month -- and Monyetta adopted 48 for an entire year ... which means she's in for $17,280. Not bad.

Of course, to provide similar care in the U.S. would run roughly the same ... PER CHILD

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Kimberly    

Will they be laying out dollar bills on the backs of the girls in the group? Publists moved Fast on this one! Too little, Too late Ne-yo!

966 days ago
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TooFunny    

Why do you think we care about this ghetto trash? They must be paying you to write about them. TMZ now covers the Hood it seems...

966 days ago
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Majestik    

Un huh, and she does WHAT for a living that she can cough up 20k? Shouldn't that be Ne-Yo is paying for them LOL.

966 days ago
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asha    

Good for her!!!Between Halle and Pilar's crazy antics its nice to see someone doing something right and positive

966 days ago
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Chris    

She can have them.

966 days ago
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Really?    

Why doesn't one of these celebrities adopt 48 starving AMERICAN children?

966 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I think it's sweet. The world needs more kindness.

966 days ago
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Nostradamus    

I'm sure this has nothing to do with the strip club story.

966 days ago
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Sonja    

That is how it should be done.. if you want to help the children then help their family, their village/town. Unlike Madonna who basically bought a child from the father by justifying that she could give him a 'better' life... meaning she can better afford to hire someone to take care of the child while claiming Sainthood for 'saving' a child.

966 days ago
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MJFAN    

i have to agree even tho that is great to hear that 48 children are being fed, it seems that the U.S. children are being forgotten.

966 days ago
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URSilly    

So Super Cool of her to do this! I don't agree with giving then bragging about giving, but hey, if it helps encourage others to hop aboard and sponsor more children in Swaziland, then GREAT!

We are to be cheerful givers and take care of orphans and widows in ALL nations! ALL nations!

God Bless her and those children, would be awesome if this encourages more to step up and do the same.

What an amazing gift she is helping to make possible for an entire year of education for them each.

"God loves ALL the children of the world!"

966 days ago
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GLM2    

Those complaining should look into their hearts to do something so generous and applaud those who do!

Good for her, good for those children! All of you naysayers should step up and help and make your negativity a positive.

God Bless them!

I agree, all children everywhere deserve to be loved, valued, supported, and embraced.

Good for Monyetta, hope it gets many of the other Football wives to help out too. That is awesome she went there to visit also!

966 days ago
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GLM2    

Those being bitter, go do something kind for someone else today. Help yourself get rid of some of that bitterness.

You'll help someone else in the meantime and feel better about yourself and maybe not be so mean.

Whenever anyone does something kind from their heart, it is a good thing!

Twisting it into something else is on you if you choose to do that, but does not take away from an act of kindness or what they feel they should do, to help someone else.

966 days ago
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Bellaca    

They look like twins--brother and sister.

966 days ago
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Just_Me    

Nice to see a singer help the less fortunate...very rare unfortunately.

966 days ago
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