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It's True: Madonna Adopting

Despite concerns in Malawi about Madonna's newly single status, it looks as if her bid to adopt a second child will be successful. "The adoption is going ahead," said Malawi's director of Child Welfare Services. Madonna adopted her first Malawian baby, David, in 2008 and has said that she wants him to have a Malawian brother or sister. She has set her sights on Mercy, a 3-year-old who, unlike David (whose Malawian father is alive) is an orphan. The pop star's rep, Liz Rosenberg, has yet to comment, but a court date is scheduled for March 30th in Malawi, and Madonna is rumored to have arrived there today.