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Madonna Moving To Malawi?
Madonna is absolutely NOT giving up on being allowed to adopt Mercy James. Part of the judge’s reasoning on saying no was that Madonna wouldn’t be living in Malawi for 18 months under observation with Mercy following adoption procedures. So Madonna is apparently building a house over there in order to play by the rules.
Madonna has a big, beautiful plot of land over there already. She’s
planning to build a girl’s school in the Chinkhota village and those designs
are well under way.
But she’s gone back to the designers and asked if they could accommodate a
family home on the plot or on adjacent land.
Wow. Nobody could doubt her commitment to this child now, right?
17 Comments » 1501 days ago
Madonna’s Still Saving The World
Madonna is a controversial figure, that’s for sure. But, you can’t deny that her heart is in the right place. Even after her public denial to adopt Mercy James from Malawi, she’s right back at it, trying to make the world a better place.
The singer has donated a substantial amount of money to the victims of the earthquake in Italy. She released a statement saying,
“I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town
that my ancestors are from. My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones
or their homes.”
And…guessed what spurred Madonna on to donate? TWITTER. HAHA, I’m cracking up right now, can’t believe it!
“Thank you for informing me today that (the)
mayor of Pacentro, Italy made a plea to madonna for her to help
earthquake victims.. help is on its way,” Madonna’s manager, Guy
Oseary, wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday. “It was the twitter nation that informed us today of the mayors plea… madonna is making a donation.”
Word has it that Madonna donated about $500,000 dollars.
Photos by INF.
12 Comments » 1503 days ago
Mercy James’ Family Supports Madonna
As the entire world already knows, Madonna’s bid to adopt Mercy James was turned down last week. But she’s appealing to the judge. And Mercy’s family is 100% behind her decision.
Mercy’s uncle says,
"We don’t understand the judge’s reasoning. We as a family discussed this and agreed that it is in the best
interests of Mercy to have her adopted, so why should the judge stop
this if the family is okay with it?
We are very disappointed. We hope that the Supreme Court will overturn her ruling."
He makes a good point, right? If both the family and Madonna think this is in the best interests of Mercy, why should the court be able to stop the adoption from going through?
Photos by INF.
21 Comments » 1504 days ago
Madonna At Cicconi Restaurant
Madonna and friend Stella McCartney (not pictured) enjoyed dinner together at Cicconi Restaurant last night in London and from the looks of it they had to be dragged through a sea of photographers.
I can’t imagine what Madonna is feeling like these days. It’s a good thing she has Stella and Guy Ritchie to lean on. Did you hear that Guy was at the airport when Madonna landed after not being able to adopt from Malawi? They may be divorced, but Guy still showed what a supportive person he really is.
Photos by INF & Wenn.com
15 Comments » 1505 days ago
Madonna Loses Bid To Adopt Second Malawian Child
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?
Photos by WENN.com
35 Comments » 1509 days ago
Madonna WILL Be Granted Custody Of Mercy James
And so Madonna‘s Malawi adoption saga continues…
This time, the news is in her favor. The judge in charge of the case has told Madonna that she will be granted custody of Mercy James, also known as Chifundo.Although the official hearing isn’t until Friday.
“This is all very
confidential, and Judge Chombo must still make her ruling – but that ruling
will be in favour of Madonna.
“Madonna is a very good mother and ambassador for
Malawi. She has improved the lives of thousands of orphans.”
In the adoption papers Madonna had written,
“To deny Chifundo
the opportunity to be adopted by me could expose her to hardship and emotional
trauma which is otherwise avoidable.”
And one of her friends says that Madonna knew the media firestorm she would set off when she decided to adopt from Malawi again.
“She told me she thought it was very important that
David had a sister from the same background as him and she had unconditional
love to give another child.
“She knew exactly what she was walking into. She sent
me an email just before she left for Malawi and signed it off, ‘Let the
22 Comments » 1511 days ago