She must be devastated!
Madonna’s attempt at adopting a second Malawian child has been rejected. The singer got around a rule which forces potential parents to live in the country for 18 months when she adopted David, but the courts wouldn’t give her the same favor this time around.
The singer’s lawyer appeared in court in the African nation’s capital of
Lilongwe this morning expecting to finalize the adoption of
four-year-old orphan Mercy James. However, Judge Esme Chombo rejected Madonna’s case.
In papers lodged at the court on Monday (30.03.09), Madonna promised to love
and provide security for Mercy – whose real name is Chifundo.
"I am able and willing to securely provide for Chifundo James and
make her a permanent and established member of my family.
"To deny Chifundo James the opportunity to be adopted by me could expose her
to hardship and emotional trauma which is otherwise avoidable."
I am sure Madonna’s team will continue to fight for Mercy. What do you think about the judge’s decision? Did he make the right one?
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