Madonna may launch campaign for adoption rightsMay 6th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Madonna is reportedly planning to launch a campaign to help single mothers looking to adopt kids from foreign countries, if her bid to become mother to second Malawian child fails again.
The Queen of Pop had been preparing to bring home three-year-old Mercy James, but her application was rejected by a court.
The 50-year-old was told prospective parents had to be resident in the African country for 18 to 24 months prior to an adoption - a requirement that was waived when she adopted three-year-old David Banda in 2006.
The singer later lodged an appeal to overturn the judge’s decision, and her legal team is currently in the middle of a battle for their client’s right to adopt in the nation.
But if her application is turned down again, the megastar may just launch a major publicity campaign to shed light on the problems faced by wannabe parents wanting to adopt overseas.
“If she fails on the grounds of her divorce she will be absolutely livid. She is already talking about starting a campaign for single mums to be allowed to adopt the world over,” Contactmusic quoted a source as telling the Sun. (ANI)