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THE family of Mercy James, the four-year-old Malawian girl who pop star Madonna wants to adopt, say they did not want her to go.
Her uncles, who live in a remote rural area and are her closest relatives, said they had no idea who Madonna was.
The singer has an appointment with a judge in Malawi today in the hope that the adoption papers will be signed.
But the uncles said they would agree only if Mercy was returned to them once she had completed her education and had a career.
Madonna was expected to arrive in Malawi yesterday.
The uncles have been persuaded over two years since Madonna first fell in love with the girl at the Kondanani children's village that giving Mercy up for adoption would be in her best interests.
But the child's family said they had been given no clear idea of what the future would hold for Mercy, whose mother died at 18, five days after giving birth to her, and whose father cannot be traced.
Mercy's uncles, Peter Baneti and John Ngalande, cannot read or write but will attend the court hearing in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital, which is a five-hour trip from their home.
Mr Baneti, a fisherman, said: "We never wanted to let Mercy go. She is part of our extended family and our culture.
"My mother, my brother and I all said no three times to the orphanage, which was pressing us on Madonna's behalf.
"Now we have been persuaded that Mercy can have a better, healthier life somewhere else in the world with this rich white woman."
Mercy would be the second child Madonna, 50, has adopted from Malawi.
But Save the Children has urged her to reconsider.
Spokesman Dominic Nutt said: "It is vital, we say, that children should be cared for in their own environment by their own community, ideally by their own family.
"The thing to do is to support the community, the local agencies and the charities who can look after the child."
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She wants a toy, not a child. How about helping the entire community Madonna?

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Poor kid..
I also feel for the boy she adopted a few years ago
he seems so sad and unhappy
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What makes you think she wants a Toy not a child? I think thats a bit unfair. I think she'd be a very good mother.

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It isn´t allowed actually, now tha she lives alone and is divorced...
But she is Madonna bitch, she can do everything

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this celebrity-adoption-frenzy is really pathetic and sad, especially when you know how difficult and complicated and time-consuming it is for a normal couple to get an adopted child. madonna is 50 years old and just got divorced, for god's sake! i guess that's what happens when you completely lose touch with reality.


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Ok i cant find the original thread but do you know the adoption appeal was granted? Someone post an article please. I can't right now.

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I really dont see the problem with her adopting a kid. They need homes and she seems to be a good mother so far.
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Her children all seem to be enjoying themselves and living a good life, albeit she is a strict mother with some of her practices, she is providing them with a good life.

She doesn't need to be married to be a good mother, besides it doesn't hurt if your net worth is over $850 million either.

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The kid will have SUCH a horrible and difficult life now that she's out of orphanage.
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This child has no parents and is living in an orphanage.

If Madonna can provide her with a loving, stable home, I think the adoption is a good thing.
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what, how can she adopt a kid over the families wishes? isnt that wrong? certainly in america we would not let donald trump walk into a working class community and take a child against the families wishes just because he is rich, so why is this ok

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This child has no parents and is living in an orphanage.

If Madonna can provide her with a loving, stable home, I think the adoption is a good thing.
Well that child is not the only one in that situation? Why not build schools, provide healthcare or other community initiatives to help many children and their families?

"A loving, stable home" is a matter of opinion. Madonna has a lot of money sure but money only cannot provide a loving, stable home. All we know is that Madonna has a lot of money. That's all.

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Have you heard of raisingmalawi.org that's Madonna's organisation which she personally funds for building orphanages and schools in Malawi.
Also i don't think it's in any of our place to judge what sort of mother she is or will be as none of us know her personally. Leave that to the social workers involved in the adoption.

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Well that child is not the only one in that situation? Why not build schools, provide healthcare or other community initiatives to help many children and their families?

"A loving, stable home" is a matter of opinion. Madonna has a lot of money sure but money only cannot provide a loving, stable home. All we know is that Madonna has a lot of money. That's all.

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i didnt get an answer to to my question, but really people need to think about it. if bill gates wanted to adopt your young niece or nephew, certainly, all the same arguments apply, he has the money and the means to provide better life, he has given millions to philanthropy and so therefore he should have the right to take your niece or nephew from your family as an "adoption".

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