Name: David Banda Ritchie
Date of Birth: September 24, 2005
Parents: Madonna Ciccone & Guy Ritchie
Siblings: Lourdes (10/96), Rocco (08/00) & Mercy James (01/06)
- Madonna began the controversial process to adopt David on October 10, 2006 – it was finalized May 28, 2008
- His full name, along with previous surname, is David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
Quote from Parent:
“There is just a lot of bureaucracy and administration and papers that have to be gone through. [David's] adoption was the beginning of the creation of adoption law in Malawi. I’m the template, a role model for the future…I went to Malawi thinking I was going to save children’s lives and make a big difference in their lives, and hopefully I have. The surprise to me was how much they changed me.” – Madonna on adopting David from Malawi.