Madonna’s Request to Adopt Second Child Denied

Madonna’s Request to Adopt Second Child Denied

By Sarah Klein

Madonna ChildLooking to compete with OctoMom and Angelina Jolie for having the most kids, Madonna’s request to adopt a second child from Malawi was denied.

The 50-year-old pop superstar, who was not in court on Friday, can appeal the ruling to Malawi’s Supreme Court.

Madonna’s efforts to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James had drawn criticism from some activists who said the little girl would be best off with relatives.

A coalition of non-governmental organizations called the Human Rights Consultative Committee had criticized Madonna’s adoption attempts, saying that adoption should be the last resort and that children need to be taken care of by their own family.

Unconfirmed reports say the judge was threatened by Madonna’s bulging veins on her biceps. (via

— With files from USA Today