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Madonna's Adoption Request Denied by Malawi Court

Madonna's Adoption Request Denied by Malawi Court

Madonna's adoption bid for 3-year-old Mercy James was rejected by a judge in Malawi earlier today. Malawian adoption rules require that a parent live in the country for at least 18 months ahead of an adoption, though this residency regulation was waived with David Banda.

The singer did not attend court today but was apparently very upset when she heard the news. She can appeal to the Supreme Court, but her lawyer did not give details yet about whether this is something she wants to do. Madonna had a preadoption party last night in Malawi, and the rejection must be a big disappointment for her as she expected to take Mercy home soon.

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