Parenting

Madonna Adoption Rejected

Maybe she should try immaculate conception? Madonna's application to adopt the four-year-old Malawian orphan named Mercy has been rejected, the Associated Press reports, due to a requirement that prospective parents be residents in the country for 18 to 24 months before adoption. The news comes from two anonymous sources: a lawyer present during the ruling and a judge who saw the ruling but did not make it. Madonna's earlier adoption of David Banda was marred by charges that she used her celebrity to bypass requirements.