James Kambewa, the father of Madonna‘s adopted daughter, Mercy James, has spoken out about his desire to see photos of his daughter, and his hope that he will one day meet her.
Kambewa, who is currently a waiter in South Africa, told the Daily Mail, “I would appreciate if Madonna could send me pictures of how she looks like now as I don’t get any pleasure of being with her.” He added,
It’s emotionally painful for me as a father. I’m very happy that Madonna is taking care of her. But as a parent, from the moment I heard that she was still alive, I wanted to meet her and I’m hopeful that I’ll meet her one day.”
Kambewa, 26, who was initially opposed to the adoption, said that he had believed for some time that Mercy had passed, along with her mother, “From the time I learnt that my daughter was still alive, I’ve been longing for a chance to meet with her but how I do that, I don’t know.”
Madonna had reportedly planned to introduce Mercy to her father when she paid a visit their recently, however, as Kambewa moved to South Africa to work, he was not available for a meeting.