Judge Esmie Chondo ruled today that Madonna would not be allowed to adopt three-year-old Mercy James from Malawi.
She says, “I must decline to grant the application for the adoption of the infant.”
The ruling stemmed from Madonna’s lack of residency in the country. It leaves one to wonder why they bent the rules to allow her to adopt David Banda. She wasn’t a resident back then.
Madonna’s attorney said that she would appeal the decision. Good for her. I can’t believe that they want to make her abide by the laws now and not then.
I hope she wins in her bid to adopt Mercy. It just seems unfair to me that they could allow this child to live in the lap of luxury, but yet they decline her. Don’t give up Madge!
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