Madonna Makes Plea for Malawian Adoption

Singer pledges to do right by 3-year-old Mercy
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2009 10:25 AM CDT
Madonna visits a development project in Gumulira, Malawi, Friday, April 3, 2009.   (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)
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(Newser) – After failing to adopt a 3-year-old Malawian girl, Madonna is showing off her maternal side, Us reports. “I want to provide Mercy with a home, loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible,” the pop star, who has already adopted one child from the country, told a Malawian newspaper. “It's my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country.”