Madonna's new adoption: Malawian court to review her request

As we reported yesterday,  Madonna is looking to adopt a second child from Malawi. Reuters is now reporting that on Monday, a Malawian court will review the singer’s request to adopt a 14-month-old girl named Mercy James, who comes from the same orphanage as the singer’s adopted son David. "Her name is Mercy James from Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage. She has no father and mother; they both died," an official at the ministry of Gender and Child Development told Reuters. "We finished the assessment yesterday in readiness for the courts next week." Because foreign adoptions are not officially allowed in Malawi, news of Madonna’s plans has sparked controversy, with some speculating that the pop star is benefiting from special treatment. But Madonna, 50, was recently quoted in a local Malawian newspaper saying that she would only go through with a second adoption if the Malawian people supported it. She is expected to arrive in Malawai this weekend.

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  • Nathan

    Malawi has the best selection of babies and at rock bottom prices! Act now and we’ll throw in a booklight at no extra cost! But wait, for calling now you also get an additional Malawian orphan and booklight for free. That’s TWO Malawian children and 2, count them 2! booklights for the low low price of $29.95! CALL NOW!

  • Jeb Bushel

    I want to be adopted by Modanna, not for intimate purposes, but for the money. Maybe if she lost fifteen pounds I’d date her. David Banda must be freed! Davis Banda mus be free!! Biko…Biko…BI…COO,,uh WOH!

  • Kate

    i love the martyred mum… be a real hero and help the exhausted and overloaded foster system in YOUR country.

  • Daryl Hall

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about David Banda.

  • sergio bustos

    i think its stupid to say that she should be helping the foster or orphanage system in her own country. because the problems in africa are a lot worse then the U.S. of course its bad for kids to be orphaned in the US but the fact of the matter is, is that they have better care then in africa.

  • JK

    Is there really no other person/family on the planet more fit to raise this poor child? Mad is too busy raising her boyfriend, her current children and dwindling career.

  • Jay

    Are these posters that jaded and bitter to rant mindlessly about giving a human life a chance?! Heres a reality check; No matter what country a child is adopted from its still human life. Its simple and no gray inbetween! Its a human being no matter where the child comes from! A North American child’s life is no greater than any other globally. If she choses a Malawi child then so be it! I say go for it! I commend Madonna for her defiance against the brutal attacks she faced regarding adoption and her willingness to give hope for a HUMAN BEING. I feel nothing but embarassment for those who attack her. GO MADONNA!

  • Nadia

    I can’t stand that woman and personally I don’t think she should be allowed to adopt anymore children. She and others like her (ahem Angelina) should focus on raising the children they already have. And I mean actually, physically raising them, rather than passing on the duties to nannies!

  • Chris

    Congrat’s Mamadonna. Beautiful and noble thing. Good idea for the little one 2. Love to your family!Don’t listen to the other cranky hater dummies giving you a hard time. But you know that- am sure.

  • campo

    Everytime she does this I can’t help but think of Mommy Dearest.

  • tim

    haters leaving mean comments should be ashamed unless they of course are supporting two poor starving orphans themselves- Madonna is a true charitable giver- not doubt.
    and her actions speak louder than anyone else’s words!!!

  • coco

    america have more starving black kids on their streets than they do in the whole of malawi. madonna doesnt do anything unless she gets something back in return & she does get special treatment cos shes popstar & giving the malawi authorities lots of money for holidays.

  • Alberto

    I think anyone who decides to adopt a child (regardless of who they are) obviously has a big heart and should not be viciously attacked in the manner that Madonna was when she adopted David Banda. From all apperances, David seems to be a happy child. As for those criticizing Madonna for adopting from another country, I say get your head out of the sand. There are countless numbers of orphans all over the world. The difference is the U.S has better resources than say, Malawi. Why anyone would hate on someone who is doing their own part to make the world a better place is shocking to me.

  • Ralph

    I am a Malawian. Though I have done well for myself through very difficult circumstances, I would have loved to have been adopted by Madonna, because of the unlimited opportunities that would have been opened to me, easier than I went through. So much so that had I grown up and been told that some human rights campaigner sitting pretty somewhere had blocked my adoption, I would have gone to slit his/her throat{not literary} in fury: let these children enjoy a better life that God is opening to them thrugh his angel and lets not be jealous please!

  • J.

    Who she dates surely has nothing to do with what kind of mother she is. Nearly everyone hires some help, and apparently Madonna is very careful and thoughtful about how she raises her children and who she hires to help with them.

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