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Celebrities Adopting Children: Publicity Or Pure Motives?

Celebrities Adopting Children: Is It For Publicity Or From The Purest Heart?

Celebrities are flocked by the medias about the adoption of unfortunate chidren. Was it for the publicity or neccesity? Do they adopt them to ease their pain or the children adopted were merely tools of greater publicity?

I see many more are following their predecessor's foot steps, it looks beautiful on the surface, but are the children being provided with the required care for a child? Should they be evaluated first before being allowed to adopt a child? Financial privilege does not ensure a child's proper upbringing. Please, post your views.

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I think Angelina does it from Her Heart.She stated several times that she loves Kids.I wanna Be like her and adopt kids from different cultures.

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publicity or not at least they tried, while our own celebs are distributing pregnancies left right and centre and their baby mama s breeding future vagabonds, white ppl are coming all the way to africa to adopt them and you r asking if its a stunt or not, with all the 20 room mnsions in nigeria africa,hw many of the african rich ppl have stepped up to the plate to adopt these kids

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Somebody doesn't like the attention Ms Jolie is getting. My guess is she probably didn't bargain on garnering ths much attention either.

Could we get like 6 more names of celebs adopting kids and dissect each case from our wise-and-all-knowing keyboards so we know we have a case here against Ms Jolie as it must be getting very lonely for her up there on the defendants stand of State of Nairaland vs Celebrities Adopting Children: Publicity Or Pure Motives case?

Can you blame the dame if the likes of Lohan, Hilton and what-not don't just cut it for thouroughly fascinating, good ol' ElizabetTaylor-style Hollywood Gossip?

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Regardless of what happens, these children have opportunities that they will never have dreamed of. It's worth it.

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They are both 'selfish' (self-interested is actually my preferred word), but if you adopt a child for publicity, what happens if you begin to find it a hassle to look after the child and you realise their is a more hassle-free way of obtaining publicity?

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Anyone can choose to adopt a child for various personal reasons.

All over the world children are being

abused, exploited daily one way or

the other by either their

own family members or close relatives

Children have rights as human beings

and also need special care and protection.

Anyone offering to adopt must understand that.

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i believe many do it for publicity, though some might do it out of sympathy. I believe that what matters is that they really take care of the kids. Not just provide financial security, but really be there for them and not abuse them sexually or any other way. There's so much child abuse going on these days and i believe ppl are more likely to abuse kids they didn't give birth to.

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umn getting down low, i wonder

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I think Davidlyan is right, because all these while there have been poor african children so y did they just think of it now and there are loads of children suffering in WASHINGTON DC, the nations capital, they should deal with there own problems first

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Britney spears is adopting? R u sure?

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It's all for publicity stunts! Ms A is adopting, the press went crazy so Ms B also decides to adopt. Everyone is now trotting to Africa and other exotic places to have kids to "avoid the paparazzi". Is Angelina Jolie really interested in African children or just trying to launder her own image, helping African children is much more than adopting 1, posig all over the magazines with her and collecting millions in the process, it is more than going to have holidays in the Safari and having your ridiculously named baby close to the jungle. When the whole of Namibia has to shut down for one day simply because she was having a baby, when the Namibian government goes as far as providing free security and housing for a "children ambassador" then that is no longer service.

Where was Bradd Pitt before he married Jolie? Where African children not existing when he was with Jen Aniston? What's all this craze to adopt African and Asian kids? Are there not hundreds of American kids being aborted daily, some found in rubbish heaps and beside rivers and at parks?

Are there no hungry people in the US? Let them face those ones first and stop ridiculing themselves.

In this age of philantropism, just about anyone with a few coins to jingle is now doing one thing or the other for humanity. The irony is that every thing that has to do with "humanity" seems to be concentrated in the same Africa their forefathers ruined and plundered with impunity!

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please they should adopt me first and then i would decide whether they are doing it for publicity or just being nice,

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take angelina jolie for example

shes adopted some children and she still has a child of her own

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I think celebrities can adobt children out of their good will but that happens less often. You can tell when its more for publicity, because the children are all over the media, and outspokenly lavished with expensive clothes etc. If a celebrity is adobting to help a cause, typically the child will be raised as normal as possible and probably will be kept out of the spot light so they can have a normal stable childhood.

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i think it really depends on who adopt them.

Take the example of Angelina Jolie, she's an Ambassador at the UNHCR and is really invovlved in human rights and so on, so i don't think that she adopted her kids for publicity but simply because she is someone involved in that kinda things, I don't think someone who just want publicity with his kids would go all over the world to speak up and help poor people, someone who want just publicity isnt that much courageous !!

Then there are some people who adopt just because "it's cool to save a kid from his harsh life" , but i don't think it fair, some people are really ready to adopt kids, they would love them and bring them up very well but unfortunatly they dnt have enough money, and those mega rich people can adopt kids whenever they want and don't have to wait years jst ebcause they are famous and have money.

Plus i don't think that bringing up a kid under all the fame of his parent is something really good, not all do that though !!

We cant generalize

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they actually get alotta money for those pics

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true talk

but hu rily ants to go thru pain?

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i think its 4rm their heart

and besides they have so much money,so they just have to spend it on sumfin i guess

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