Well, folks — it has come to pass. The judge said "no" to the Madonna adoption.
Yesterday in Malawi, a judge rejected Madonna's adoption application to adopt 3-year-old Mercy. Madonna can appeal the decision to Malawi's Surpreme Court — and I think we all know she's gonna.
Why was the Madonna adoption denied? A lawyer at the hearing said Madonna was rejcted because of residency rules. See, Malawi adoption regulations require prospective parents to live in the southern African nation for at least 18 months. Hmm. So will Madge move to Malawi now?
The residency rule was waived in 2006, when Madonna adopted David. At that time though, the Material Mom was still married to Guy Ritchie. Since their divorce was finalized this year, she was attempting to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James as a single mother. And maybe that was the biggest problem of all.
Hmm. Guess money doesn't buy everything.
source: The Huffington Post