Madonna Not Giving Up Her Quest To Adopt Mercy


Madonna has opened up about her failed attempt to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James in a new interview.

“I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible,” she e-mailed Malawi’s Nation newspaper in response to its questions. “And it’s my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country.”

Madonna, 50, continued: “Though I have been advised that I cannot publicly discuss the pending appeal regarding my desire to adopt Mercy, I do want to say how much I appreciate the level of support that I have received from the people of Malawi and my friends around the world.”

Judge Esimie Chombo turned down Madonna’s adoption application because she didn’t meet the country’s 18 to 24 month residency requirement. Her lawyer, Alan Chinula, confirmed that earlier this month she filed an appeal.

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  1. Cocoa says

    Why doesn’t she now find a child to adopt from a country where she doesn’t have to jump through hoops to do it? In fact, why didn’t she do that in the first place? Oh, I know, she thought she was above the law.

  2. Sofia says

    There are SO MANY other children she could adopt. Just curious, why is she so set on Mercy? I understand meeting a child and falling in love with it, but if she has been denied && mercy’s grandmother disapproves….can’t she possibly find love in her heart for another child as well?

  3. bec says

    that is great she is not giving up. you would think this country would want this little girl to have a better life and not make such restrictions.

    oh, is it just me or does madonna’s face look weird? botox, face life,…something.

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