Madonna Speaks Out on Adoption Rejection

In a new interview with Malawi's Nation newspaper, Madonna opens up about her rejected adoption request of Mercy James.

"I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible," she e-mailed the paper in response to its questions. "And it's my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country."

"Though I have been advised that I cannot publicly discuss the pending appeal regarding my desire to adopt Mercy," she continued, "I do want to say how much I appreciate the level of support that I have received from the people of Malawi and my friends around the world."

Madonna was reportedly heartbroken when her adoption application was denied because she didn't meet the country's 18 to 24 month residency requirement.

What do you think? Should Madonna's celeb status be enough to break the rules?

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