Madonna is still in the process of adopting 4-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James from Malawi. While Mercy’s grandmother likens the adoption to “stealing” a baby and organizations have called the Human Rights Consultative Comittee claiming Madonna is using her wealth and celebrity to skirt the law, Mercy’s uncle has already signed off on it.
Madonna’s lawyer, Alan Chinula, says, “I am not sleeping sleepless nights over this.” Huh? Uh, that’s good to know, sir. I too am not sleeping sleepless nights because, for one, that wouldn’t make sense.
Touching upon the “archaic” laws in Malawi, Alan explains: “Laws must be dynamic. They must move with current trends.” In other words, changing the law for celebrities at their whimsy. Sort of like what LA does.
Regardless of all the controversy, they should just give Mercy to Madonna. Anything is better than being chased by a lion through your village. Even if the alternative is being bathed by the Material Girl. Eventually, Mercy will get used to the sandpapery palms and leathery skin. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the nightmares.