Malawi Court Delays Madonna's Adoption Case

May 5, 2009 By:
Malawi Court Delays Madonna's Adoption Case

Madonna's adoption plans have been placed on hold indefinitely. The high court in Malawi has delayed her adoption request, without issuing a new court date.

Chief Justice Lovemore Munro decided to delay the case and won't be making a decision anytime soon.

Jones Gulumba, lawyer for Eye of the Child, told the court: "Our contention is that the issue of residence is of paramount significance in the determination of this matter. The courts should make inter-country adoptions an option of last resort.

"In the absence of regulation inter-country adoptions should be done in the best interest of the child and be carried out with applicable laws and procedures."

Constitutional expert Modecai Msiska said: "I concede that the petitioner is not resident in Malawi but I urge the court look at the best interest of the child."

Chief Justice Munro concluded: "I adjourn the case to a later date when judgment will be delivered."

The Malawi court claims that Madonna got special treatment the first time around back in 2006 when she adopted David, but that won't be happening again.

While most adoptions are supposedly be lengthily and a little complicated, they're blowing this one out of the water. Little Mercy James is currently living in an orphanage, they clearly don't have the child’s best interest at heart. Madonna has already proven herself as a great mother, so this delay is really just unnecessary.