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Madonna’s 2nd adoption in doubt

Madonna’s attempt to adopt a second Malawian child has been thrown into doubt after the child’s outraged uncle voiced his opposition to the move. The pop superstar, 49, and film director husband Guy Richie are expecting 13-month-old orphan Mercy James to be the latest addition to their family following the successful adoption of David Banda from Malawi last year (06). However, Mercy’s uncle, John Ngalande, insists he does not want the child to be adopted by a white person. He tells British newspaper The People, he says, “We were told when Mercy went into the orphanage that we would be in constant contact with her and that she would come back to us after six years. I would like to stick to that. Whether it be Madonna or any other white person, I’m against our child being taken away.” He adds, “I would rather we be poor and struggling with Mercy, than for her to go and live with a big white star far away.”