It looks like Madonna has until Friday to spread some more cash around Malawi. A judge today delayed ruling on Madonna's application to adopt 3 year old Mercy James until Friday. After deliberating for an hour and making Madonna reenact parts of her Sticky & Sweet tour, the judge said he needed more time to decide. Currently Madonna is trying to get around the two year adoption process normally required under Malawian law. I'm guessing she is able to do this because she is probably spending massive amounts of money with promises of more if they keep letting her adopt more kids.
Mercy James' mom died and the location of her father is unknown. However, Mercy's grandmother is still very much in the picture and is accusing Madonna of stealing her grandchild. Not, that she wants Mercy to live with her, she just wants everyone to know Madonna is stealing the child. See, this is the part I don't understand yet. Oh, I understand the part about Madonna using her money and fame to get a child whenever she wants.
What I don't understand is why a grandmother says things like Madonna is stealing her grandchild, or saying she will go to court and not let Mercy go, but leaves the child in an orphanage. There is no indication she even sees her grandchild, and if Madonna doesn't take Mercy, she will go right back into an orphanage. I can understand if she was taking care of the child, even if it was a low standard of living, but she isn't. Is it because it is Madonna or because Madonna is single, or is it simply because, she too has been subjected to Swept Away and Shanghai Surprise?