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Madonna Wins Adoption Appeal For Mercy James in Malawi

Madonna Wins Adoption Appeal For Mercy

Madonna's adoption appeal for Mercy James was approved early this morning by Malawi's Supreme Court. The judge ruled that her initial denial by the lower court was based on an old law, and that although she hasn't lived in the country for 18 months the court should have taken her philanthropic efforts in the community into account.

Madonna's lawyer said she was "ecstatic" when she heard the news that the adoption was finalized. Plans for Mercy to fly to the States via private jet are already being made, once her passport is in order. This process has been a controversial one for the singer, but now Madonna, Lourdes, Rocco, and David can prepare to welcome their new daughter and sister with lots of love.

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jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
Vadge is such a beeotch, she probably doesn't even want the kid anymore
PopDiva24 PopDiva24 8 years
Good. I am very happy about this situation. However - FLY TO MALAWI AND PICK THE GIRL UP YOURSELF, MADONNA. That's so strange.
los-angeles-1 los-angeles-1 8 years
she's way too self-absorbed to have any children
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
Madonna: ruining one foreign child's life at a time...
Ana-V452519 Ana-V452519 8 years
Happy for Madonna and Mercy!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Ps madonna you arent angelina. just fyi.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 8 years
I am thrilled. Mercy is gonna have a much better life now.
so_dipped_n_love so_dipped_n_love 8 years
Honestly i am sick of her... but... @ least that's one thing she's doing good -- making someone's life a little better... I REALLY DO HOPE SHE'S A GOOD MOTHER TO HER KIDS @ LEAST.
eveday eveday 8 years
I'm happy for both :)
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Money does buy pretty much everything. Madonna makes me sick. :sick:
shantejam shantejam 8 years
This is great news for Mercy, she will not have a care in the world. I know she'll be very happy and adjust to her wonderful new family.
solitaire solitaire 8 years
Well, I think we all knew that Madonna would get her way eventually. It makes me laugh though that she's not even flying to Africa to pick Mercy up. And Mercy arrives in Madonna's life in just enough time to be handed off to a nanny while she heads out on her Sticky and Sweet European tour.
Fleurie Fleurie 8 years
Mercy lives in an orphanage, so I'm sure she'll have a better life with Madonna.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that the little girl is going to have a better life - she'll have health care and education and that's something that she would not have had in malawi. it's a shame that there's still so much talk about the father in this - given that he didn't even know that he had the little girl and didn't work to take her out of the orphanage when he found her....i guess madonna's home would be the best place for her.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
She is way too old to be adopting this child.
Pampire Pampire 8 years
I think its great, so many children in this world need homes and parents who will love them and take care of them. This little girl will have gone from nothing to having everything she could possibly want, but love is the most important thing a child needs, and I'm sure she will have lots of it!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Boo who cares Madonna gets whatever she wants it was only a matter of time before this came through for her.
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