Madonna Isn't Giving Up on Adoption Fight
Posted on Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

MadonnaAppeal200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Madonna is not giving up on her efforts to adopt a second child from Malawi.

The 50-year-old music icon was denied in her bid to adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James because she did not meet the country's residency requirements for adoption.

In a statement to a newspaper in the African country, Madonna said that she could not discuss the efforts of the appeal, but thanked her supporters.

"I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible," the pop star told the newspaper via e-mail.

"Though I have been advised that I cannot publicly discuss the pending appeal regarding my desire to adopt Mercy, I do want to say how much I appreciate the level of support that I have received from the people of Malawi and my friends around the world," Madonna wrote.