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Madonna 'ecstatic' over reports she can take Mercy home to America

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"All recommendations are in favour of the adoption taking place. Mercy should start packing her bags. She's off to America," said a source close to the adoption process. Madonna was forced to launch an appeal after a judge rejected her earlier application to become the little Malawian girl's legal guardian
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09 JUNE 2009

Madonna's cherished dream of expanding her family is on the verge of being realised, according to reports. As a result of a Malawi Supreme Court ruling to be announced next Sunday the millionaire singer will be given the go ahead to adopt four-year-old Mercy James.

Two out of three judges considering the case have allegedly submitted reports recommending the adoption, while the third is said be "in complete unison with them".

A source told The Sun: "The paperwork is being typed up now".

"All recommendations are in favour of the adoption taking place. Mercy should start packing her bags. She's off to America."

The 50-year-old star appealed after her two-year application to care for the little girl was rejected on the grounds that she hadn't been resident in the African country for 18 months. One of the judges apparently deemed the rule out of date.

A friend of Madonna's said the singer was "ecstatic", adding: "She made a promise that she wouldn't give up on Mercy and, believe me, she could move mountains when she's this determined."

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