Madonna Gets OK to Adopt Mercy

Convinces three judges to see things her way
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 8:00 AM CDT
In this April 19, 2007 file photo, Madonna carries David Banda at Consol Homes, a day care center that she is funding in the village of Masekese, Malawi.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
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(Newser) – Madonna is finally getting her Malawian daughter. The Material Girl will be allowed to adopt orphan Mercy James after convincing three appeals judges to recommend it, the Sun reports. “All recommendations are in favor of the adoption taking place,” a source said. “Mercy should start packing her bags. She’s off to America.” Madonna is “ecstatic,” a friend adds. The ruling is set to be announced Sunday.