"Staff, fetch me the child I won from Africa!"
Madonna has been granted all celebrity AP privileges that go with Mercy's adoption from Malawi.
My personal favorite part of the fan-fare welcoming of Mercy into the home(s) of mother Madonna:
Madonna's lawyer, Alan Chinula, said the singer would not personally fetch the child but would send her staff.
"She might leave any time next week, Madonna would not come to collect (Chifundo) but she will travel with her officials," he said.
Chinula said he was going to prepare the child's travel documents to join her new family.
The 50-year-old singer was not in the country to hear the verdict, although she had attended the initial application in April, which was blocked by a lower court on the grounds that she had failed to meet an 18-month residency requirement.
"I am extremely grateful for the Supreme Court's ruling on my application to adopt Mercy James. I am ecstatic. My family and I look forward to sharing our lives with her," Madonna said through her spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg.
From: "Madonna wins second Malawi adoption on appeal", Felix Mponda, June 12, 2009, http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Madonna+wins+second+Malawi+adoption+appeal/1689370/story.html
Welcome to the family, Mercy... may God, if not Madonna-the-wonder-mother, be with you.