Happy 8th Birthday David Ritchie!

Name: David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie

Date of Birth: September 24, 2005

Parents: Madonna Ciccone & Guy Ritchie

Siblings: Lourdes, 16, Rocco, 13, Mercy, 7, Raphael, 2, and a baby sister, nearly 1!


♥ Madonna began the process to adopt David from Malawi on October 10, 2006

♥ The adoption was finalized on May 28, 2008

♥ Madonna has taken David back to Malawi where they paid an emotional visit to her son’s former orphanage

♥ David’s younger sister Mercy is also from Malawi

♥ His god father is Rupert Everett


“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.

“I’m not going to lie – it’s hard work having four kids and doing all the work I do. Everybody has something to say about the way I live my life. At the end of the day I’m doing my best. If people don’t like it, then that’s really their problem. Sometimes I cope with it very well, sometimes it’s a struggle. It’s a challenge juggling everything – multi-tasking is my middle name.” – mama Madonna on being a mother of four.

“My children are my first priority and because they are older I can’t take them with me on the road everywhere. I really feel I would be an irresponsible parent if I didn’t stop my tour and spent time with them.” Madonna on choosing her children over her tour.

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  • Carol

    Happie birthday David, May God bless Madonna

  • Chauncy Mopho Jere

    Happy birthday David , have a wonderful blessed day .Zikomo

  • Louise

    Great kids!

  • SiervaMaria

    I believe Mercy is actually the older of the two. They are beautiful children and although I’m not a Madonna fan, I think she’s a great mom to her four kids.

  • Hey David happy birthday my name is Samantha Elizabeth Armpriester 😉

  • Hey David happy birthday dude my name is Samantha Elizabeth Armpriester;)

  • Happy 8th birthday David my name is Samantha Armpriester I really love your mom Madonna she’s an amazing singer;)

  • Hey happy 8th David my name is Samantha A. I love your mom Madonna songs she has an amazing voice:)

  • Hey happy 8th birthday dude!:) my name is Samantha having an awesome summer vacation!
    Stay strong David and enjoy your birthday party man;)

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