Hugh Jackman Defends Madonna'a Adoption

May 1, 2009 By:
Hugh Jackman Defends Madonna'a Adoption
Hugh Jackman has come to Madonna's defense, praising her for attempting to adopt a second child from Malawi.

Madonna got a lot of heat when she adopted David back in 2006, and is facing more criticism now that she's attempting to adopt little Mercy James from Malawi. A lot of her critics insist she's just doing it for publicity, but Hugh is now coming to her defense .

He says, "I challenge anyone who thinks you adopt a kid for a publicity stunt. Any parent knows that would have to be the most intensive publicity stunt in the world. I am sure she is coming from a good place.

"There are 130 million orphans in the world - who is looking after them? If you are a citizen of the world, on some level they are all our responsibility. And if you have got parents who want to adopt and there are children who need a home, it seems like a no-brainer."

Jackman has two adopted kids, Oscar, 8, and Ava, 3, with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. He admits that they originally wanted to adopt a child from Africa or Asia, but the adoption laws in Australia at the time were so restrictive, they adopted both their kids from the US instead.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Madonna has proven herself as a mother and clearly she only has the best intentions for her kids at heart. If she can give these kids a better life, why would anyone stand in the way?