Madonna Wins Adoption Appeal

June 12, 2009 By:
Madonna Wins Adoption Appeal

Madonna has won her appeal to adopt little Mercy James from Malawi and couldn't be more thrilled about the news.

During a 90-minute hearing, Malawi's Supreme Court of Appeals decided it would be in her favor to let someone who is as financially stable as Madonna adopt her from the orphanage. Well duh.

The southern African state's chief justice Lovemore Munlo said: “In our view, Chifundo James would be better taken care of if she was adopted by foreign parents who will give her love and affection. We therefore grant the adoption.”

"It's the wee hours of morning in New York, but she is excited at the news," Madonna's lawyer Alan Chinula told the Associated Press. "As her lawyer, I am happy that this has settled this contentious issue."

Mercy is in the process of getting a passport so she can join her new family in New York. Mom and daughter are expected to reunite by Wednesday. Congrats to Madonna, she's already proven herself as a mother to her other kids so Mercy James is certainly one lucky little girl!