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Madonna left Malawi on her private jet Sunday after being rebuffed in an attempt to adopt a second child from the poor African nation, air traffic control officials said.
Police roadblocks prevented reporters from approaching the airport but one police officer said Madonna carried David, her adopted Malawian son, up the steps of the Gulfstream jet.
It was bound for London's Gatwick Airport, air traffic officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.
The singer's lawyer has said that she will appeal against a court ruling that she is not eligible to adopt a three year old orphan girl, Chifundo 'Mercy' James, because she hasn't lived in Malawi.
No date has been set for a court hearing to appeal the judge's ruling.
Madonna threw a farewell party Saturday at the luxury lodge where she was staying. Traditional dancers entertained guests including government officials and staff from Madonna's Raising Malawi charity.
The charity helps feed, educate and provide medical care for some of Malawi's more than 1 million orphans, half of whom have lost parents to AIDS.

From AP Via Yahoo! News

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Cynthia Angel

This story is breaking my hart (what about Mercy and Madonna and David and Lourdes and Rocco?? even Guy...). If that "wall" keeps Madonna from adopting this little girl there is only one solution (at least there is one), witch would be a total act of love; move the Malawi and stay there (flying out occasionally) for 18 mounths. It's crazy but cant it be done?? Madonna? I am writing this note after read this french article:

http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1527/People/article/detail/809808/2009/04/06/Mercy-pleure-apres-Madonna-Ou-est-ma-maman-.dhtml

Mercy, trois ans, est dévastée par le départ de Madonna. D'après l'un des responsables de l'orphelinat dans lequel elle vit, la petite fille pleurerait sans discontinuer. "Elle n'arrive pas à comprendre où est partie sa nouvelle famille. Elle est dévastée. Elle était déjà liée à cette famille et elle appelle après Madonna, en disant: Où est ma maman?"

"Elle ne comprend pas où Lourdes, David et Rocco sont partis. Elle pensait qu'ils jouaient à cache-cache. J'ai le coeur brisé de la voir pleurer parce qu'avec David, ils étaient déjà devenus inséparables."
"Madonna a dit qu'elle ferait n'importe quoi pour la prendre avec elle."

Une source du luxueux lodge dans lequel la star logeait lors de son séjour au Malawi a raconté qu'elle avait passé "plus d'une heure à parler avec la petite Mercy avant de prendre son vol retour. Elle était effondrée quand est venu le temps de lui dire aurevoir."

Dé.L.

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