Madonna is overly excited for the newest joy in her life. The singer has just adopted three-year-old Mercy James, which is expected to be approved by a judge tomorrow morning – leading to a pre-adoption party in Malawi.
On the guest list at the luxe Kumbali Lodge were Raising Malawi staff, who helped throughout the adoption process, along with government officials and teachers, whom were all part of Madonna’s Raising Malawi Academy.
And those were not the only guests. Mercy’s uncles, Peter Baneti and John Ngalande were early attendees. They had previously signed adoption papers on Monday, even with the non-governmental organizations feud, which accused Madonna of using her wealth and celebrity status to bend Malawi’s adoption laws.
Baneti is comforted by the decision and told Us magazine, “Mercy is now assured of a good education away from the abject poverty of our village. Madonna has assured us she will not cut her ties with us.”
A slew of traditional dancers were spotted making an entrance at the lodge, as well. “We have been hired to perform for Madonna,” one man claimed. “We are very excited.”
Madonna also has a three-year-old son, David Banda, who was able to see his birth father, Yohane Banda, last Sunday.
While Madonna keeps her fingers crossed, Judge Esme Chombo will sign off on the adoption at a Friday hearing at Lilonge High Court at 8:30 am.