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Madonna really is adopting Malawian girl, 3



Even though we just related that Madonna may not be able to adopt Malawian toddler Mercy James because she's a bit too quick to find new boyfriends, the country's officials have announced that she is indeed adopting the 3-year-old, Us says. Because little David Banda needs a pal, apparently.

Tbd-madonna033009 "The adoption is going ahead," Penstone Kilembe, Malawi's director of Child Welfare Services, told Us. "It has been at an advanced stage for some time." That makes it sound like some unfortunate form of cancer. And who is this Mercy person?

The girl is from the "Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage. She has no father and mother, they both died...We finished the assessment yesterday (Thursday) in readiness for the courts next week," an official told Reuters. We wonder if Guy Ritchie is going to demand a share of her, too.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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