Mercy’s Grandmother to Madonna: ‘I Won’t Let Her Go’
Madonna’s attempt to adopt three-year-old Mercy James on Monday morning in Malawi was been officially delayed by court officials in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe.
The Material Mom arrived in Malwai with daughter Lourdes Leon and adopted son David Banda yesterday.
Malwaian adoption officials have delayed her application to adopt a second child from the African country, but no more details are available at this time, according to Us.
Mercy’s grandmother, 61-year-old Lucy Chekechiwa, had told the press that she is against the pop queen adopting her granddaughter.
“Why doesn’t this singer pick other children?” she said. “It is stealing. I want to go to to court. I won’t let her go.”
Mercy’s mother reportedly died at the age of 18, and her father is said to be alive.
Madonna is also receiving criticism from the Save the Children UK charity who believe that her adoption of a second child is sending a message that encourage poor parents “to abandon children in the hope that they will have a better life.”
In other Madonna Malawi news, son David was allowed to visit with his biological father Yohane Banda during Madonna’s visit.
“We spent three hours together; my son has grown too big,” Yohane said.