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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"Mercy" James because she hadn't spent enough time in Malawi -- but have since decided that decision was based on outdated laws.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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31.

jake    

I went to Africa and all I got was a stupid t-shirt.

1960 days ago
32.

JI    

It makes me so happy to know that there are no children in the US that need a home. Whats it with these star adopting kids in far away places. My mother always told me, "You need to clean up your own yard before you claim your going to help someone else clean theirs".
One good thing about it that she'll be hiring another nanny to raise it, so that will be one less person um-employeed.

1960 days ago
33.

who gives a shit    

I'm sick of these celebs going overseas and adopting these kids when there are kids here in the U.S. that they can adopt. They do it because they are guilty of something. How much did she buy this one for???? And they get all this publicity!! Angie and Brad are just as bad.........................

1960 days ago
34.

marie    

Who said money can't buy love???

1960 days ago
35.

noyankhere    

joan you stupid american AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY!! why dont you all go and actually get an education and learn what geography outside america is all about???. ignorant people..

1960 days ago
36.

Just sayin'    

What a sorry excuse for a mom this kid will have. Meanwhile the father is begging her not to take his child.

1960 days ago
37.

noyankhere    

personally i dont see any reason why she cant adopt this child but keep her in her home country and give her everything she needs right where she is.. but no.. what the madd donna wants her millions will get her.. once again bs walks the walk and talks the talk..talking about corrupt govts... like americans are corruption free ?? hello??. just cast the first stone yanks!! cos you cant talk from TAMMY HALL downwards... name and shame game continues in american politics cos we all know that all power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely...its nothing more than buying an african child cos she cant do the same thing in her own country.. she cant adopt a black child cos the race police will be all up in her business and the aa's will be marching with the kkk right behind them.. with al sharpton leading the shouting and screaming parade. or maybe rev wright might get a look in with a sermon or three.. dealing with an african child from a poor country is far safer for her and much less trouble .

1960 days ago
38.

Mistress DuPree    

Madonna, will give that child, a life. You haters dream, of having.
Lots of u are jealous & full of hate. Jealous, this child will be giving, the best, life has to offer. Get your own lives, together. Don't waste time by, knocking down
a wonderul lady. Who wants to bring, happiness & love.
To a starving child.
{Peace & Love}

De De

1960 days ago
39.

R.Zimmerman    

Anyone remember the book / movie "Mommy Dearest"??????????

1960 days ago
40.

justmyimagination    

One, of, you, jealous, haters, better, call, the, comma, police, because, someone's, out-of-control, with, their, comma, usage.

I'm happy Vadge got what she wanted. I'm sure Mercy will get a great education and be given everything she needs. It looks like she'll be arriving just in time to go on Vadge's Sticky and Sweet Tour with her.

1960 days ago
41.

alan brickman    

having met her i realize what a good person she is..mercy is one lucky little gal...

1960 days ago
42.

cosmo in texas    

Has she put in adoption papers for Jesus yet?

1960 days ago
43.

Liz    

Let's think for a second here...maybe Madonna should share some of her wealth with Mercy's family so THEY can keep her with them, instead of Madonna taking her from them. Just a thought.

1960 days ago
44.

yowza    

Not a fan of Madonna, but I think she's probably a really good mum, lucky little girl.

1960 days ago
45.

sandy    

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

1960 days ago
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