It turns out the judge saw Pilar's point in her post on Madonna and her adoption. AllAfrica reported today that Mercy was adopted and is preparing to leave Malawi today to be with her new mom in the United States.
According to AllAfrica: [A Malawian] newspaper quoted him as saying: "I cannot fight anymore. I wish the child all the best and Madonna should look after her very well. She should be made aware that her dad still lives in Malawi."
The Regenerates also wish the best for Mercy and her new family.