Girl's Dad Says Madonna Isn't Fit To Adopt
Posted on Thu Apr 30, 2009 09:00 AM PDT

MadonnaNoAdopt200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Madonna's bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl from Malawi has gotten even more complicated now that Mercy's father wants to block the adoption so that he can raise the child himself.

The 24-year-old father, who abandoned Mercy's mother when she became pregnant, now says he'd rather raise the child who has lived her entire life in an orphanage.

In an interview with the UK's Daily Mail, the father says he's trying to protect his daughter from "a life of scandal" with a woman he says is without "good morals."

"She is my daughter; she is my blood; she needs parental love," the father said of Mercy.

The father has written a letter asking that the court block Madonna's attempt to adopt the girl and return her to his custody.

Meantime, it's being reported that Madonna's ex-husband Guy Ritchie will be taking care of their son Rocco and their adopted son David for three months this summer while Madonna goes on tour.

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