I almost hate to join in with the chorus of criticism of Madonna - not that I haven't said and written critical things about her in my time (I was an early fan and have seen her in concert more than once but have had strong misgivings about her in recent years). But it's pretty hard to defend the bringing of one African child who has a live African parent into a mega-rich celebrity home in the first world. Just giving the money spent on that airfare to the boy's father would probably have made him rich in Malawian terms.
International adoption is a fraught area, politically speaking (and of course, emotionally too.) I would have been interested in adopting from another country if such adoption were not closed to lesbians, so hypothetically I've given some thought to the issue. And I know people who have adopted from China and some who are in the process of adopting from China, a process which usually takes two years. I don't think there's any hardline position to be taken on the issue as a whole. But in this case it just doesn't feel right. However, if the adoption goes ahead, legally, then I hope Madonna and Guy are up to the task of parenting this child inside a pressure cooker.