May 4th, 2009
06:48 PM ET

Madonna's Shocking Adoption Drama!

We all know that Madonna doesn't back down from a fight, but it seems the hits keep coming in her quest to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James.

Monday, Madonna took her battle to the highest court in Malawi, the same time a man claiming to be the girl's father emerged claiming he wants to raise the girl.

Madonna's rep, Liz Rosenberg, sent me this email;

"I do not know for a fact that he is the biological father of Mercy. What I know is that she was not visited for the three years she was in the orphanage by anyone claiming to be a parent. And I know that he wasn't at court or represented regarding the appeal for the adoption. It is in the hands of the court and I hope that they will rule based on what is in the best interests of this child."

Doesn't look like Madonna is backing down anytime soon!

You can find out more about Madonna's adoption battle on Showbiz Tonight, 11p ET and PT.

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