Excuse us, what?
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Whoa. This is something we would have never expected.
Amy Winehouse was allegedly preparing to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the island of St. Lucia.
The girl, named Dannika Augustine, and her grandmother say they met the singer during one of Amy's visits to the island. Dannika was living in poverty with her single mom when Amy met her and took an interest in her.
Her grandmother Marjorie says that Amy told her a few weeks ago that she was planning to return to the island sometime next month. She said:
"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."
Dannika was devastated when she heard the news. Her parents had already signed off on the adoption. She said:
"Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me … She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."
It boggles our mind that Amy was really planning on adopting a child. She had a big heart, but she certainly didn't seem like she was in the right mind to take care of another human being. We really feel for Dannika.
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