Was Amy Winehouse In The Process Of Adopting A Child When She Died?
Who would’ve thought it??? Reportedly, Amy Winehouse was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia when she died last weekend. According to the Sunday Mirror, the girl, Dannika Augustine, was living in poverty with her single mom on the Caribbean island when she met Amy, who instantly took a liking to her, back in 2009. The girl’s grandmother, Marjorie Lambert, told the Mirror:
“Amy loved Dannika with all her heart. I don’t know why Amy took to Dannika above all the other children on the island, but from the moment they met they were inseparable. They would spend all day playing, horse-riding and walking up and down the beach hand-in-hand.
Amy used to beg me: ‘I want to adopt Dannika. I want to take her to England.’ She was prepared to move to St. Lucia to be her full-time mum.
Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St. Lucia—completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her.”
Apparently, both of Dannika’s parents were in agreement that Amy could give their daughter a better life, with Dannika’s father telling the Mirror:
“Obviously it was difficult for me, because living in Germany, I miss Dannika very much. But my mother had told me about Amy and I knew she could give my daughter a wonderful life. I said if my mum thought it was a good idea, then it was OK with me. I also spoke to Dannika’s mother and she said she would agree to it.
Amy phoned me two more times over the next month. She was serious about it.”
As for concerns about Amy’s ability to parent in light of her history of drug and alcohol abuse, Lambert told the Mirror:
“Amy was such a good person. She wanted to help everyone. I know she had her problems, but in St Lucia she was a much better person than people knew in the UK. She was drug-free and normal here. I never worried about Dannika being with Amy.”
If Amy was drug-free when she was in St. Lucia, then I think I speak for all of us when I say I wish she’d never left.