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Have Mercy -- Madonna Adoption Approved

6/12/2009 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MadonnaMadonna lost her husband, but just gained a kid -- as a Malawian court just ruled she can adopt a second child from the African country.

The court originally said Madge could not adopt 3-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James because she hadn't spent enough time in Malawi -- but have since decided that decision was based on outdated laws.

Madonna already has a son from the country, David, who she adopted in 2006.

The Material Girl's rep released this statement on her behalf: "I am ecstatic ... My family and I look forward to sharing our lives with her."

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nobody special    

Come on - why in hell's name would a 50 year old want to adopt small children - there are many many older children who are waiting to be adopted - I think this is just all for the publicity -

1961 days ago
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Barb    

Mercy has relatives who don't want her adopted out. You are adopting outside the US to avoid the rules and this child is not an orphan, the family can't fight Madonna's wealth. This is wrong on soooooooo many levels. No fan no more!

1961 days ago
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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

#19. I agree. Madonna has mega millions. Why doesn't she just give the family , like money, so this child could live a fairly nice life (in African standards).??? She's just another wealthy selfish Hollywood puke.

1961 days ago
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Brad    

The last thing in the world this woman needs is another child. I feel sorry for the little girl, Madonna should help her at home surrounded by the things she is familiar with and her culture, not bring the little girl into her own perverted lifestyle. She barely takes care of the children she has and is only trying to feel a void left over from her divorce. Madoona is nothing but a media whore trying to emulate the queen Miss Jolie. Even Angelina hates her guts.

1961 days ago
20.

Brad    

No one ever says NO to this spoiled woman she always gets what she wants. The Bitch!

1961 days ago
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KELC    

Madonna steals yet another child from someone-guess she always gets her way. It is too bad Madonna doesn't think the adoptable children here in her own country aren't special enough to have a parent-shame on Madonna!

1961 days ago
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Robert Pissedoff    

Madonna is rich, rude and very lonely. She wants to buy young kids to hold on to her former career. She is a has been and no amount of money can change that. When all the dust settles she is that hairy chick that posed nude in Playboy long ago.

She has made a big mistake kidnapping this girl from her blood relatives.

1961 days ago
23.

Lyla    

Yo this stupid bitch got another kid! . . there are millions of kids in the US who dont have someone to love them . . here this bitch is taking some kid from god knows where

1961 days ago
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katelyn draper    

the reason why most people adopt internationally when there are ton of children here in America is because the children overseas have it much worse in orphanages. Here there are many laws and regulations, there not so much. Also, the chances of a child being adopted in a poor country by someone eles in that country is very slim. But here most of us are pretty wealthy and can afford to adopt a child here at home and internationally.

1961 days ago
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Sue Wong    

I'm tired of all the douche bag, jealous haters dumping on Madonna. She's doing a good thing by giving a child a better life. She has proven herself to be a good mother and adopted a child there already. To make her wait was just plain stupid and it was the child that suffered. Perhaps adopting in the USA is a pain in the ass. If the people are anything like the idiots on this blog they will be harassing her and looking for money once she adopts. It's her right to go where she wants. Why the hell don't you jerks adopt yourselves. You people are so damn stupid. Who the hell wants to adopt an older child? I'm sure you don't!!!!!!!!!

1961 days ago
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kim    

Her family??? Does that include her 20 yr old boyfriend? This women is so psychologically messed up I can not believe anyone would let her adopt. So she can hire yet another nanny while she cavorts with 20 yr olds? She is soooo pathetic.

That poor child & her grandmother who I understand doesnt want the adoption to happen. Tragic really. Madonna obviously has no conscious.

1961 days ago
27.

kim    

Why are people assuming that because she has money this child willhave a better life?? Money doesnt equal a better life people!

1961 days ago
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Sue Wong    

Mercy's family wanting her is a laugh. Dad never looked back and grandma's probably too old and needs to take care of herself first. She wouldn't be in an orphanage if family wanted her. Hats off to Madonna.

1961 days ago
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Tazandra    

CONGRATS Madonna on your new daughter, a wonderful gift to the whole family.

1961 days ago
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JasminT    

EVERYBODY WHO CRITISIZES MADONNA FOR ADOPTING A CHILD IS JUST EVIL AND IGNORANT BEYOND COMPREHENSION THESE KIDS DONT EVEN HAVE CLEAN WATER THEY ARE NOT POOR THEY ARE COMPLETELY LOST MADONNA TAKING THEM OUT THERE IS MORE THAN WINNING IN THE LOTTERY SHE IS A HERO FOR DOING THAT AND GOING THROUGH THE OBSTACLES THESE CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS IMPOSE AS HURDLES TO SAVE THESE KIDS. MADONNA SHOULD ADOPT A WHOLE VILLAGE IF SHE COULD

1961 days ago
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