By peoplestaff225
Updated June 25, 2008 09:00 AM

When Madonna traveled to Malawi, Africa in April of 2006 to film her documentary I Am Because We Are, she knew she would face children whose futures looked bleak. What shedidn’t predict, however, was that she’d fall in love with one child inparticular, her son David Banda, now 2 ½.

Of her movie, Madonna tells Jeanne Wolf of that she was asked by locals to bring attention to the helpless children in the AIDS-ravaged country.

Stricken by the pain and suffering she saw, Madonna was taken not only with David, but other orphans as well.

Since adopting David, Madonna, already a major target of the paparazzi, has felt the attention on her family — husband Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes Maria, 11, and son Rocco John, 7 ½ — majorly increase. With information about her adoption battles leaked publicly, she’s felt pressure from reporters and photographers alike, calling it "a constant battle."

Source: Parade; Photo by Splash News.

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