This morning I heard on the radio that Katt Williams is finalizing his adoption of a six-year old Russian boy named Vladimir. This will be Mr. Williams’ 8th adoption. He already has 8 children, 7 of whom are adopted, 1 of whom is a biological son.
I, personally, don’t really know much about Katt Williams except for the fact that he had a very recent, and very public, ostensibly drug-induced meltdown here in Oakland, and that he has a laundry list of other legal troubles as well, including custody issues.
While I think it can be indicative of a very big heart to want to adopt so many children (I’m one of those “always give ’em the benefit of the doubt” people), international adoptions are a whole other ballgame, often fraught with an entirely unique set of social, cultural, and political issues. But opinions aside, I can’t even wrap my head around how this is legally feasible. I don’t care if the man is Tom Hanks, or Saul Perlmutter, the fact is, with a record like Williams’ this story just defies logic. And really, if this issue interests you at all, I highly suggest you read the article in that last hyperlink.