Madonna has reportedly been given the go-ahead to adopt a second child following her split from Guy Ritchie.
The Material Girl star is said to be keen to give a home to orphan Mercy James after successfully adopting three-year-old David Banda in 2006.
Gossips speculate that her desire for a second child from Malawi is one of the reasons behind her impending divorce from filmmaker Ritchie.
And reports suggest Mercy's grandfather Saxon Maude has now given his approval to the move, paving the way for Madonna to adopt the tot within months.
A source tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "He thinks Madonna will have Mercy living with her by the New Year."