Is Madonna now looking to adopt from another African country?
Madonna could be looking to adopt a baby from the African country Lesotho after being warned her bid to adopt Mercy from Malawi is likely to fail.
The Queen of Pop’s desire to look elsewhere to adopt could be the reason why she took little David Banda to watch Prince Harry play polo to raise money for his charity Sentebale last weekend.
The prince has close links with Lesotho, which has one of the highest AIDS rates in the world, and his charity raises funds for vulnerable children in the country.
While Madonna has not given up on Mercy – she has an appeal pending in Malawi after a High Court ruling that she could not adopt the four-year-old – she has reportedly been warned the judges are not likely to rule in her favour.
A source told the Daily Mail: ‘Madonna is not a patient person, she’s used to getting what she wants.
‘She has said she won’t give up on Mercy but if she’s blocked from adopting her legally then she will think about trying to adopt another baby.
‘She has already started looking into other African countries.’
The source continued: ‘Madonna was devastated when she was told she couldn’t adopt Mercy. Her plan now is to start the ball rolling somewhere else. She has promised David a sister and she wants another African child.
‘If a miracle happens and she gets to adopt Mercy, I see no reason why she wouldn’t go ahead and adopt another child from a different African country as well.
‘She has done some research on Lesotho and because it’s a place that is ravaged by AIDS and has a high number of orphans, it could be the perfect second choice.’