Madonna adoption approved

Madonna has won the right to adopt a second child from Malawi.

The country’s Supreme Court of Appeal said the earlier hearing, which took place in April, had failed to take modern realities into account when it rejected the star’s initial bid.

Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo also said Madonna’s charitable commitment to the welfare of disadvantaged children should have been taken into account.

Usually, potential adoptive parents must live in the African nation for 18th months while child welfare experts decide their suitability.

Madonna first met Mercy in an orphanage in 2006 when she adopted David Banda, now three.

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17 thoughts on “Madonna adoption approved

  1. "Modern realities" and charitable commitments, eh?In other words, they desperately need the financial support Madonna brings to the country so they\’ll bend the rules for her. Normally I\’d be utterly disgusted by such reasoning but given how poor Malawi and how many of their kids desperately need the support Madonna\’s charity brings, in this case I can\’t say I blame them.

  2. i think its great that they have approved madonna\’s bid, Malawi is a poor country she gives money to there government every year and she is a brilliant mum to david and now will be to Mercy, she will be able to give them everything in life that they need.

  3. Why shouldn\’t she use her resources to secure the future for a child who would otherwise have none. I come from South Africa and i think what she does is brilliant. It\’s just a pity she couldn\’t adopt more children. It\’s not about race, money or cultural backround, it\’s about giving a child a fantastic life that most could only dream of. She will never want for anything again and when she is older and chooses to do so i am sure she will be supported in finding and helping hr remaining family, who i might add are incapable of looking after her now, hence her being in an orphanage! I say let her adopt as many as she chooses and good luck to the little ones!As for her fortunes helping others, do you give them anything?Think about that the next time you decide to post a comment damning what she does?

  4. Jacqueline, nobody was criticising Madonna\’s motives or her charity work. Nobody\’s disputing that she\’ll be able to provide Mercy with a better life, either. What is worrying that anybody – Madonna or not -should be able to circumvent the rules because they can throw enough money at the situation. Her work in Malawi is wonderful and makes her a better candidate as an adoptive parent, but it shouldn\’t mean she gets to skip the living requirements everybody else has to adhere to.

  5. I have no problem whatsoever with anyone adopting a child, giving that child a better life than they would have otherwise had, but we all know that in Celebrity cases often the \’principles\’ are not what they should be?And how will Madonnas money be used? How will it improve lives for other orphans? Often in African countries there is enormous financial corruption, so giving money to secure her own adoption doesn\’t assist anyone else, that is why people are often cynical and critical.

  6. Im sorry, give her strength to grow up without her family? Oh would that be the family who left her in an orphanage for 3 years of her life, the father who wasnt interested in her until a rich white lady wanted her then for love or money who knows! he felt the need to stick his oar in and show some fatherly concern? The simple fact is when it comes to africa money talks, no matter where or how rich the country is, if you have money youre free to do whatever. At least madonna is doing some good and no raping the country of all its resources, or taking advantage of its already poor and suffering population. The woman might be a work obsessed, tuppaware preserved, poison faced crack pot, but at least her hearts in the right place. I presume it is any way, unless its some Kabbalah ritual to have it moved to the other side.

  7. i for one will critize the way madonna is doing this,, its all about the rich white woman bamboozelling her way into a poor african country and basically buying little orphan annie with her money..its not good enough and she knew the type of african country she could get away with that type of shiii… money talks and bs by madonna is the new fragrance.. am not saying mercy wont have everything she needs , of course she will but unlike angelina, this woman has shown skant respect for the law and has been allowed to get away with it…

  8. I am no great fun of Madonna, but I am a person who has had a great adverntage of higher educations in on of the top university on this planet. This has helped me to think from first principles; like the basis of one the most poweful brances of mathematics; calculus.Thousand of black African children die a month; from simple privantable causes; Madonna has picked oneof these unfortunate souls to give her a life of luxury; racists bigots will come out with all sort of cr**p to condem her; some ignorant blacks; because they are too stupid; to intelligently analyse the facts; will come out with their own cr**p; I am very happy to be black; and I think what Madonna is doing is dimetrically opposite of what her ancestors; the Slavers did to Blacks.Long live to Madonna and all my White -Fellow-Humans who want to give a good life to otherwise doomed black souls in AfricaMay the thousands of souls of poor kids who have died ;since I started typing this articles rest in peace.Dr.EBF.

  9. good luck,i hope they have a happy life together,mercy will also have a brother that shares her culture,David.mercys family left her,they couldnot have loved her or cared much about her.

  10. "how do you know her Mercy\’s family situation. Her dad tried to keep her…but Madge waved her money around and took her away from him!!!"See this is just ridiculous what madonna is doing?! why is she taking a child away from their family? if she wants to adopt a child so much why doesnt she adopt a child that is much worse off with no family?! She can\’t just bend the law and take whichever child takes her fancy.

  11. i don\’t actually understand why people and the media are so against her adopting it\’s no problem for angelina jolie.If these are children living in less favourable conditions and she can provide a home why not? Her father has suddenly taken an interest it\’s abit late now. val

  12. But Angelina has been smart enough to adopt from countries where the adoption procedures are properly in place and she hasn\’t been afforded any special treatment – I don\’t doubt Madonna\’s motives in doing what she has, but she picked a country with stringent requirements and then basically bought her way out of them. It doesn\’t give a good impression.

  13. She manipulated the situation by giving money – which, to a poor country, obviously seemed good enough…but do the government keep the money, I ask myself???? This was handled all wrong…those involved did things the wrong way and they were only thinking of themselves and not dear Mercy or her family..or even the children around her that are still impoverished!!! Disgusting!!!!!

  14. Gary – You will be very happy to know that this will be the very last time you will ever hear from me. I have discovered, thankfully, that I am better than all of this. There is an desperately obvious “need” that is in you… to permanently be on these blogs and I know that you are not free as I most definitely am, because you simply HAVE TO write on them all. For which I feel very sad for you. You must feel unhappy about being you as you clearly need an outlet so you don’t have to think about your sad life….and these blogs are it!! I also feel sorry for you that you had to create many accounts to try and have some kind of a life that you are clearly missing out on…You created people like.…”Amber Lee”, “Stevan”, “Katie Jordan Price” “peter” EVEN “Paul” (whose nasty post to me was deleted at the exact same time you (Gary), deleted yours…Hmm, funny that!!) – AND this is to name just a very few personalities you have inside of you Gary.I feel it is so sad that you are stuck in your home, not being free to go out…and having to order films in from Blockbuster’s as you are fearful of leaving your own home. I am so glad that I can actually get out and experience life and live the life I have chosen for myself to the full. I cannot imagine what it must feel like for you not to be able to cope with anything in life, other than the blogs you truly totally rely on. All I can say is that I will be praying for you from time to time, whenever I remember the sad times of your continual harassment of me on the blogs. You really do need help my friend (and the friend bit, regrettably, I am saying in a patronising way.) You have many major issues and it’s so sad that you have chosen to create made up friends simply by opening up accounts so you can talk to yourself. This is real madness and I hope you manage to get some help for your lunacy. What a depressing state your mind must be in, what state is your poor life in? You seem simply miserable, depressed and lonely.I really believe that you are a schizophrenic and that you need to use the many people inside you, to try and find people that you can attempt to (in an incredibly demeaning way) relate to. But the way you tend to do this is by putting people down by trying to humiliate those who have their own opinions on matters. You simply cannot let matters rest and need to have an input into what people write on the blogs…. Or the alternative is for you to sit all alone in your empty room, looking at the prison walls you have created for yourself; maybe wishing you could leave and have a life like the rest of us do.The thing is Gary/Amber/Paul/Stevan etc….. You didn’t bank on messing with me. You cannot ever win with me as I was there at every turn making sure you understood that you have to be held utterly responsible for your nasty degrading comments and digs at the way people see life. You are an incredibly sad individual! How sad it is that you invented the lie that you were indeed a family man living in London, with a wife and children. When in actual fact, you are very much alone! I think you wish that you had all those things you talk of, but actually in real life, you haven’t got anyone or anything… I’m sad for you – truly. God Bless you in your emptiness Gary. How sad that you need these blogs to live and die by.I, happily, am free to leave these blogs, to you and all of the many people you carry inside of you! I leave you very much alone in your plight so you can get on with your miserable existence that you are choosing to live by. Whilst I am living my wonderful life with my wonderful husband, wonderful children, wonderful friends and other wonderful family members! I am so grateful to be able to do this and I am thankful to my God that I can let go of all of this pathetic need for attention as I really do not need nor want it – I let it go…………….I will not even bother looking at these blogs any more, not even to see what you or all of your made up people inside you have written Gary….I really don’t need it….I am free. You are nothing to me. So I will let you write that you got rid of that religious nutter/stalker, swearing about me.. etc… etc…. as you are nothing to me. And I can guarantee it will only be Amber Lee and Gary saying degrading things about me….…Oh unless of course you create yet more people who can have their say…whatever you do, I truly do not care…My God, my very own family and my own opinion on ME and who I am is worth EVERYTHING to me and yours, Gary, is truthfully worth NOTHING to me at all…….God does love you very much Gary, and even all the people you carry around inside you. I pray that you will be able to sort yourself out very soon and allow God to heal the pain that you are obviously in. Jesus died for you Gary, and rose from the dead and now lives, waiting for you to surrender your heart to him.My email account has now been closed as I am now elsewhere…………Goodbye foreverFREEDOM ………………………………… "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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