Oh Mercy

The New York Post has reported that it cost Madonna 19 million dollars to get the go ahead to adopt Chifundo “Mercy” James.

19 million dollars.

Do you know what you can get for 19 million dollars?

1900 diamond encrusted pointy bras from Harry Winston
3,800,000 bottles of Miss Clairol Sunny Blonde
1,900,000 books about Kaballah from Amazon
190,000 limo rides with full entourage and security
12,666 nights at the Grosvenor House in Dubai
8,236,452 “special” spa treatments for “exhaustion”
289,193 chef’s table dinners at Ramsey’s in London
12,360,458 airings of your new record on corporate radio stations
63,333 Crocodile Hermes Birkin hand bags
1 major role in a motion picture released by a name studio, if your name is Madonna.

So nobody tell me that Madge didn’t give up a great deal for her new adopted daughter.  She did. Just look at the above list.  That money could have kept her going for at least 6 months.  I sure hope that little Mercy understands the lengths her new mother went to.

As an adoptee I sure wouldn’t want to have that kind of pressure.  Can you imagine knowing that you were worth the grand total of the contests of your mother’s closet?  That your mother could have loosed the ultimate evil of another starring film role on the world, but adopted you instead?

I wonder how Mercy will feel one day when she is aware of this?  Will she be grateful?  Will she take the humanitarian view and know that she at least saved the public from 19 million dollars worth of her mother’s talent?  Will this occur to her at all?

Considering that children of celebrities have what seems to be about a 30% chance of turning out anything like normal, adopted or not.  I’m hoping that she will decide to honor her own adoption by spending an amount equivalent to the cost of her adoption  establishing a breed of glow in the dark llamas to make her designer line of sweaters out of. It would make about as much sense as anything in her life has to this point.

Most adoptees have been asked, always indelicately, how much they cost.  It just seems to be something that comes up when you find yourself discussing adoption with some idiot.  I didn’t cost much.  I’m from the days when paperwork was kept to a minimum and babies didn’t cost much.  I think I came in around the $300 dollar mark.  Heck they were practically giving babies away.

Things have changed since then.  I read somewhere that the average cost of an adoption is around $30,000 these days.  Imagine telling someone that.

Now imgaine this…

The New York Post has reported that it cost Madonna 19 million dollars to get the go ahead to adopt Chifundo “Mercy” James.
19 million dollars.

Do you know what you can get for 19 million dollars?

1900 diamond encrusted pointy bras from Harry Winston

3,800,000 bottles of Miss Clairol Sunny Blonde

1,900,000 books about Kaballah from Amazon

190,000 limo rides with full entourage and security

12,666 nights at the Grosvenor House in Dubai

8,236,452 “special” spa treatments for “exhaustion”

289,193 chef’s table dinners at Ramsey’s in London

12,360,458 airings of your new record on corporate radio stations

63,333 Crocodile Hermes Birkin hand bags

1 major role in a motion picture released by a name studio, if your name is Madonna.

So nobody tell me that Madge didn’t give up a great deal for her new adopted daughter.  She did. Just look at the above list.  That money could have kept her going for at least 6 months.  I sure hope that little Mercy understands the lengths her new mother went to.

As an adoptee I sure wouldn’t want to have that kind of pressure.  Can you imagine knowing that you were worth the grand total of the contests of your mother’s closet?  That your mother could have loosed the ultimate evil of another starring film role on the world, but adopted you instead?

I wonder how Mercy will feel one day when she is aware of this?  Will she be grateful?  Or will she just pull another bottle of Cristol out of her Hermes Birkin and belch when asked?  Will she take the humanitarian view and know that she at least saved the public from 19 million dollars worth of her mother’s talent?  Will this occur to her at all?

Considering that children of celebrities have what seems to be about a 30% chance of turning out anything like normal, adopted or not.  I’m hoping that she will decide to honor her own adoption by spending an amount equivalent to the cost of her adoption  establishing a breed of glow in the dark llamas to make her designer line of sweaters out of. It would make about as much sense as anything in her life has to this point.

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6 thoughts on “Oh Mercy

  1. How many families and children would that amount of money help? You could build a school, a community centre, a big massive building and pay for medical staff to be there. Fund businesses for single parent families, sponsor the grandparents so that they wouldn’t have to place t children in “orphanages”. Buy homes for poor widows so they wouldn’t have to place their children in “orphanages”. Sponsor single fathers who can’t both work and raise children so that they could indeed do both.
    Fund education about contraception, donate medicine for people who are HIV positive, build a music school and buy all the instruments AND afford to pay the teachers to be there, build a fantastic sports training place to help children and just about everyone too. Help people to be able to feed and look after themselves.
    When are we going to start helping families rather than helping ourselves to their children?

  2. p.s. I would appreciate if people would just let me have my opinion here without trying to make me think like them.
    Thank you.

  3. I didn’t mean you Addie, just general people who pass by.

    Urgh did you know that Mercy’s father did not want the adoption to go through and neither did her grandmother.

    Is that her name or is it the name Madonna has given her?

  4. Yeah I knew about the father and grandmother opposing the adoption. Money talks and family considerations walk in the face of all that money.

    I’m not sure about the name. Her real name is Chifundo. I don’t know if she was called Mercy before or after Madge entered her life.

  5. It baffles me that this is allowed to happen. It just screams of wrongness. I am also astounded that Madonna has spent so long pursuing spiritual growth and behaves likes this.

    I have to walk away from this, I feel powerless over adoption.

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