While some child protection groups are up in arms over the way Madonna is trying to adopt an African child, the boy's father says they ought to butt out.
The groups are going to court in Malawi, saying they want to make sure child-protection laws aren't being ignored because the singer is setting up an orphanage. She also wants to raise millions for AIDS orphans.
But the father says he wants his son to have "a bright future" rather than live in poverty. He accuses the activists of being "jealous" of the boy, and tells The Associated Press he'd like to know what their interest is.
The one-year-old boy Madonna picked is now in London, where she has a home. The child was taken there by members of Madonna's entourage, but the singer's spokeswoman says all legal requirements have been followed.
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