Madonna working to smooth Mercy's transition to US

Monday June 15, 2009

Following Friday's Malawi high court ruling that Madonna is permitted to bring four-year-old Mercy home with her to the US, preparations for the little girl's arrival are reportedly underway.  

After official paperwork has been organised by the singer's lawyer, little Mercy James, who has apparently spent the last two months under care of officials at Raising Malawi – a charity founded by Madonna to support orphans, is expected to board a private jet to New York where new siblings Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight, and David, three, will be waiting to welcome her into their ever-increasing family.

Meanwhile, Mercy's 24-year-old security guard father James Kambewa has requested that the young child be brought up knowing that he is her biological father.

“I am asking Madonna to make sure that, while the child is growing, she must be informed of me as her biological father ... she really must know that while she is far away her father is still alive”

Photo: © Reuters

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