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Madonna to Adopt Orphan Named Mercy From Malawi

Should Madonna Get Preferential Treatment in Adopting Her Baby Girl?

Yesterday it was confirmed that Madonna is trying to adopt a little girl from Malawi though there's already controversy as the process moves forward. The little girl is an orphan named Mercy, and Madonna will appear in court on Monday to take the next steps.

Some thought Madonna got special treatment when she adopted David Banda, and the procedures could be even more complicated this time since she'll be a single mom and there's rumors of her personal life getting in the way. So tell us — should Madonna get preferential treatment?


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Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 8 years
I think so.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
No - no special treatment for Madonna or any other celeb. Celebrities always speak about how they want to be treated normally but they want to pull the celebrity card when it involves them getting around rules that we should all abide by - what a mess.
los-angeles-1 los-angeles-1 8 years
Madonna shouldn't be allowed to have kids. She should get over herself 1st.
Janies Janies 8 years
It frustrates me to see that now it almost seems like a fashion statement to have an adopted kid. These celebrities have no life because of the papz and these sweet kids didn't ask to be put in the same crazy world as they live in. Yes...ok...they have money but that's not enough. I can't believe she still wants to have more kids. Doesn't she have enough already!!!
anabj anabj 8 years
It´s a shame. She is buying a toy, not adopting a girl. Will she have a mother or just nanies and a lot of money?
acyl acyl 8 years
Any kid adopted by her is going to have everything. What's the problem?
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Why should she get to jump the line just because she is Madonna? What about the other potential parents who have been waiting years?
Artemis Artemis 8 years
Skyslang, you could say that about thousand of couples waiting to adopt - I don't know how many couples wait to adopt from Malawi specifically, but I have friends who are waiting to adopt from Ethiopia, and they have waited four years. There is a reason why there are strict procedures in place, and I don't think anybody should be allowed to jump the queue just because they are famous and wealthy (although that's obviously what's happening every time)
Artemis Artemis 8 years
Does David already have a brother and a sister in Rocco and Lola? And why would he, of all adopted children, need a sister or a brother fast, whereas other parents with adopted children need to wait years before they can adopt again - or adopt for the first time? I have never consideres adoption myself, but I wonder how parents who have waited 3,4,5 years feel about people like Angelina and Madonna getting the greeen light in a matter of months every time they want a new child. It is impossible to tell whether they are good mothers and raising their children in a beneficial way, but from an outsider's point of view, there are a lot of question marks about the level of stability they are able to provide - children do not thrive only on affectionate love and material things, they also need a stable environment around them and close personal contact with parents/caregivers.
skyslang skyslang 8 years
Bottom line is: she's doing something good for that kid. It's not like there are thousands of good parents clamoring to adopt kids from this Malawi, especially toddlers. Without Madonna, Mercy would be raised in an orphanage Is that a better life? Lourdes seems to be turning out all right.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i don't necessarily think that anyone should get preferential treatment when it comes to adoption..but you know how the system works. the thing is she's just trying to do what everyone's told her to do - get a brother or sister for david. she's even doing the right thing by going back to the same orphanage so that they are really from the same area - and will have something in common. at least this time there won't be as much drama i don't think because mercy doesn't have any parents.
edc edc 8 years
No special treatment at all. Madonna should just go away all together. Tired of hearing about her.
solitaire solitaire 8 years
She shouldn't get special treatment but as we know money talks so of course she will. I really have to question her motives regarding adoption.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
so unlike china malawi doesn't have age retrictons
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i'd like to hear from some of the people who voted yes. why do you think she should get special treatment? just wondering
Ginger Ginger 8 years
I don't think she should get any shortcuts. She's living in a different house, in a different country, with mostly different staff and friends around, so it's not the same situation she brought David into. They should also find out how much time does she actually spend with David, or is he being raised by nannies.
sylviamcdanyel sylviamcdanyel 8 years
It's not just about "providing"!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
i don't think she should get special treatment.just because she has more money than the average person does not make her a better parent that someone who doesn't.she has been good to david though.if she can prove that she is the best fit she should be able to adopt but she shouldn't get the child just because she is madonna.
Well no she shouldn't be, but I don't think she should be treated like this is her first time adopting and they have to put her through all these tests again. Madonna has successfully raised a cute little Malawi boy so far so that ought to be a testament to her abilities to raise another child from the country. As far as her personal life, I suppose Malawi is different but Angelina has adopted as single parent each time because she and Brad aren't married but I see no reason why Madonna can't adopt as a single parent...unless they really want the child placed in a two parent home. However like I said it shouldn't have an affect since Madonna has done so well with David.
chiltongirly1988 chiltongirly1988 8 years
she and the baby deserve to be happy
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