Madonna is going to adopt another African kid

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Tbdmadonna081408 Ghoulish queen of pop Madonna and her harried hubby Guy Ritchie will be adopting another child from Malawi, and once again the kid isn't really an orphan like the Madge PR machine will have you believe.

Madonna and guy originally tried to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James four months ago, but the process was tough and there was this little rumor about her sleeping around with Alex Rodriguez, so that caused some problems.

“Madonna’s representatives have been visiting the girl,"says Malawian adoption minister Penstone Kilembe, who has gotten lots of press in the last couple years. "The adoption is now advanced — all the government is waiting for is Madonna to forward the petition of adoption formalities. Then Mercy will be able to leave the country for a new life.”

Still problematic, though, is that Mercy grandmother, Lucy Chekchiwa, says she doesn't want the tyke to take off, the U.K.'s Sun reports.

“Twice I have told the adoption people that I do not want Mercy to go outside the country, Chekchiwa says. “But they keep on at us. Now they say that Mercy will be leaving us, but can return at age 18. Yet I might not be alive then.”

The only answer here is for Lucy to go with her to Madge's big London mansion. We smell sitcom!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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