Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Madonna set to adopt a Malawi girl

Music icon Madonna is making sure that son David Banda has someone of his own colour in the house by adopting a baby girl named Mercy from Malawi.

Despite the controversy caused by Madonna’s adoption of toddler David, she has been given the go-ahead to adopt the 13-month old orphan who she calls ‘her smiling angel’.

Determined to avoid the wrangling that went on when she took David home, Madge has told her lawyer in Malawi, Alan Chinula, to “cover all legal bases” before she collects Mercy next April, reports The Sun .

A close family source revealed that the singer was ecstatic about adding another baby to the family.

“Madonna’s over the moon that she’s been told she can take Mercy. She didn’t want another complicated adoption,” the paper quoted the source, as saying.

“Mercy is a beautiful baby girl. She’s so joyful and happy and giggles every time she’s picked up. Madonna just loves the way she claps her hands and laughs constantly. She has huge, dancing eyes. Madonna calls her smiling angel,” the source added.

Madge will file papers in February, a month after David’s adoption is finalised.

The singer’s camp has however declined to comment about Mercy.