Last night’s ‘Weekend Update’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ featured Madonna, played by Kristen Wiig, and Angelina Jolie, played by Amy Elliot, squaring off on who has adopted babies from more exotic places. “I’m saving the world Seth, one tiny exotic baby at a time,” Madonna told anchor Seth Meyers before Angelina showed up.
The video at NBC.com has since been removed.
Guy Ritchie Offers Madonna Support Following Failed Adoption Bid
April 4, 2009 – Madonna’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie is reacting to news the singer’s bid to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James was rejected Friday by a Malawi judge. A requirement that the Material Girl would have had to spend 18-24 months in the country was waived for Madonna’s first adoption, but was cited as the reason for the denial this time around. Richie stated, “I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her. Madonna is a fantastic and loving mother who cares deeply about her own children, and children who may need additional help and support. This time it did not work out, but there will be other opportunities and I wish her well in them. She is a great mum.”
Madonna Says Her Mercy James Adoption Plans Are Nobody’s Business
March 30, 2009 – ITN has footage of Madonna in Malawi with daughter Lourdes, with a reporter asking the singer how it feels to be back in the country. “Amazing,” the 50-year-old responded. She wouldn’t say why she was adopting again, as she hopes to take home 4-year-old Mercy James if a judge approves by week’s end. So does she understand those who have reservations about the adoption plans? “No, it’s none of their business,” Madge responded. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Madonna Pleads To Judge To Adopt Mercy James
March 30, 2009 – Court sources tell The Sun that Madonna told Malawian Judge Esmie Chombo that she was a “deeply loving mother” who would care for 4-year-old Mercy James as well as her own in the singer’s bid to adopt a second African orphan. Mercy’s uncle Peter Baneti is expected to come to court this week and sign papers allowing his niece to be adopted. The judge will make his ruling on Friday, and Madge hopes to leave with Mercy the following day.
Madonna Arrives In Malawi, Avoids Reporters
March 29, 2009 – Madonna dashed from the airport to an impoverished village in Malawi to discuss a school she is planning to build, but sidestepped reporters who wanted to question the singer about plans to adopt a second child while in the country. Madonna was expected to appear in court in Lilongwe on Monday to sign adoption papers to take custody of 4-year-old Mercy James. Watch a report from ITN below.