Happy 4th Birthday To Chifundo “Mercy” James!

Happy 4th Birthday To Chifundo "Mercy" James!

Name: Chifundo “Mercy” James

Date of Birth: January 22, 2006

Parents: Madonna

Siblings: Lourdes Leon (10/96), Rocco (08/00) & David Banda (09/05)

- Mercy was adopted from Malawi in June 2009
- Madonna was originally denied the ability to adopt Mercy, due to residency requirements stating that she would need to live in the country for 18 months before an adoption could be possible. This requiement was later waived, as it was with her son David – also adopted from Malawi in May 2008.

Quote from Parent:
“I was warned by my social worker that because there were no known laws in Malawi, they were more or less going to have to make them up as we went along. And she did say to me: “Pick Ethiopia. Go to Kenya. Don’t go to Malawi because you’re just going to get a hard time.” [Malawi is in] a state of emergency. As far as I’m concerned, the adoption laws have to be changed to suit that state of emergency.” – Madonna, on adopting from Malawi.

Filed under: Birthdays,Mercy James

Photo credit: Bauer Griffin/Splash


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  1. Anonymous

    Mercy turned 4, not 5. Her date of birth is January 22, 2006 it says so on her adoption papers which can be found online.

    Madonna was seen taking her (the day before) and the rest of the children to a costume party. Mercy had on a pink tutu and ballet slippers plus a band jacket. They celebrated early because Madonna was on the Hope for Haiti Telethon on Mercy’s actual birthday.

  2. Anonymous

    If she was born in Jan. 2006 then she’s only turning 4…….

  3. Morgane

    Chifundo is not her name. Her name now is Mercy James Ciccone, mercy is the english form of chifundo,

  4. Kediia

    Happy Birthday Mercy !!!

  5. Anonymous

    If she was born in 2006, then she is 4, not 5……Happy Birthday Mercy!

  6. Hilary Kapachika

    Chifundo, Happy! Happy! Birthday! You are a grown up now! (Mwakula)
    to your mum: Your name means a lots, continue being a good mother and may the good Lord bless you!


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