The Queen of Pop, whose two-year application to adopt the three-year-old Mercy James was turned down in March, apparently heard the news from her attorney Alan Chinula. "The paperwork is being typed up now. All recommendations are in favour of the adoption taking place. Mercy should start packing her bags. She''s off to America," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
A close friend of Madonna added: "She's ecstatic. She made a promise that she wouldn't give up on Mercy and, believe me, she could move mountains when she's this determined."
Madonna"s adoption bid was rejected by a court because she was not a Malawi resident, a requirement that was waived when she adopted three-year-old David Banda from the African country in 2006. The ruling is reportedly slated to be announced soon at Malawi's Supreme Court of Appeal.