London: Amy Winehouse wanted to adopt a poor St Lucian girl and had already started the process of adoption before she died.
The troubled singer was in the middle of becoming a mum to 10-year-old Dannika Augustine, who she met on the idyllic Caribbean island in 2009.
The ‘Back to Black’ singer had already booked her ticket to visit the schoolgirl next week.
The child’s grandmother, Marjorie Lambert, 57, revealed the singer had already hired lawyers for the adoption, but her plans were cut short by her sudden death last week.
“Amy used to beg me: ‘I want to adopt Dannika. I want to take her to England’,” the Mirror quoted Lambert as saying.
“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,” she said.
Devastated Dannika stated, “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.”