Madonna in Malawi to Finalize Adoption

Madonna's set to go before the judge today.


The material mom and daughter Lourdes landed in Malawi Sunday, as Madge has a scheduled meeting with a High Court judge Monday concerning her adoption of 3-year-old Mercy James.

"Madonna will appear before a judge ... to petition the court to certify her adoption," a source told "Madonna will definitely be granted a temporary court order to allow her to take the child away with her."

But not everyone thinks Madonna's latest act of do-gooding is, well, good. Various children's charities have taken issue with the singer adding yet another child to her brood -- especially since she and Guy Ritchie have divorced.

"We should never allow our children to be placed into broken families," Maxwell Matewere, director of children's charity, Eye of the Child, has said.

A rep for Save the Children believes that taking Mercy from her native land is unnecessary.

"If the celebrity really wants to help children in poor countries, they should support charities like Save The Children and others who seek to improve the quality of children's lives in their own countries and communities," spokesperson Dominic Nutt said. "We believe they are better looked after in their own country as far as is possible."

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