Malawi Caves to Madonna


Madonna, who — for all you say about her — has done a lot to raise awareness and money for the plight of Malawian orphans, has earned the backing of that country's government in her bid to adopt 4-year-old Mercy James.

"Madonna has been good to us, she is supporting over 25,000 orphans in this country and she has proved that she can take care of David," Malawian Information Minister Patricia Kaliati told Reuters. "Very few rich and famous people can take time to fly all the way to Malawi to support our children [and] we support her adoption process."

Though that's technically not quite true (many rich and famous people can take time to fly to Malawi), it's great news to Madonna, who can expect a final court ruling tomorrow on whether she can take little Mercy home with her. Upper West Side parents, we're sorry, but it looks like there's going to be one less spot in private pre-K this year.

Malawi government backs Madonna adoption attempt [Reuters]
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