Madonna Moving Forward With Adoption Plans
Posted on Fri Mar 27, 2009 01:15 PM PDT

Madonna Madonna MadonnaMercy200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Malawian officials confirm Madonna is working towards adopting a 3-year-old girl named Mercy James. Both of the little girl's parents are deceased.

"The adoption is going ahead," Malawi's Director of Child Welfare Services, Penstone Kilembe, tells Us Magazine. "It has been at an advanced stage for some time."

Madonna is expected to travel to Malawi this weekend to finalize the adoption. The 50-year-old mother of 3 has said that she wanted to give her adapted son David, who was adopted from Malawi in 2006, a Malawian brother or sister.

So far there's no official confirmation of the planned adoption from Madonna.