On Friday, Malawi’s highest court ruled that Madonna can adopt a second child — 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James — from the African country.
A lower court had denied Madonna’s bid to adopt in April, claiming she had not spent enough time in the country.
But in Friday’s one-hour ruling, Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo praised Madonna’s commitment to helping disadvantaged children and slammed “old laws” that prevented first adoption attempts.
“The matter of residence should be determined at the time of application of the adoption,” Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo said. “In this case, Madonna was in Malawi not by chance but by intention. She is looking after several orphans whose welfare depends on her. She can therefore not be described as a sojourner.”
He later added: “Every child has the right to love.”
Uh huh. Love. Suuuuuuuure. Because Madonna is such a loving mother. This poor little girl is doomed. DOOMED, I say! If she grows up to be even remotely attractive, Madonna might snap and seal her behind a brick wall or something. But probably not before harvesting her organs in an effort to capture eternal youth, so I guess there’s always that to look forward to.