Oh mercy.

From People

Details are emerging about David Banda's prospective sister once a Malawian court investigates Madonna's application to adopt an orphaned baby girl named Mercy James – who, despite some reports, is not from the same orphanage where the pop star met David.

Madonna met Mercy James, now 3½ years old, at the Kondanani Children's
Village, when she visited Malawi for the first time in October 2006.
She expressed interest to adopt Mercy then but instead adopted David
Banda, now 3, from Home of Hope orphanage in central district of
Mchinji on the border with Zambia.

Read the rest here. Or don't. The article is as brief as her home study process.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

4 thoughts

  1. Let’s see…the child has surviving relatives, as spark points out, who by the way “initially resisted the adoption.” So the extended family was against it but now, what, they’ve been “persuaded”? And correct me if I’m wrong, but is intercountry adoption illegal in Malawi or not? And adoption by unmarried people…also not legal? Yet Madge has a hearing in court bright and early on Monday morning, after which she’ll presumably whisk the girl out of the country. There are so many things wrong with this picture.
    But hey, I’m sure Madonna will give Mercy a room of her own with a world map featuring plenty of arrows pointing to Malawi!

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