Pop star Madonna will reportedly be able to adopt 4-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James(pictured) after all.
Madonna’s lawyer, Alan Chinula, has persuaded three Malawian appeal judges to reverse a previous ruling which prevented the pop star from adopting Mercy. The singer’s adoption application was previously rejected in March because she didn’t meet the Malawi’s 18 to 24 month residency requirement.
So what persuaded the appeal judges to now rule in Madonna’s favor? The government has found Madonna to be “a worthy mother” because she has poured thousands of dollars into building a day care center in Malawi.
The official court ruling will be announced next Sunday at Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal.