Instead she will support the orphan financially from Britain.
The 49-year-old singer told aides she has been left “exhausted” by a mountain of red tape.
Her adoption of Malawian son David Banda, two, was finalised this month. Pals were sure she would be bringing home Mercy, also two, as a sister for him.
But Madonna — who has two other children and is wed to Brit film director GUY RITCHIE — feared another TWO YEARS of legal wrangling.
A family friend said: “Madonna wanted to adopt a boy and a girl.
“But Mercy’s relatives objected and she had a complete turnaround.
“Everyone was stunned. Normally nothing will stop her.
“She now believes David will be the last child she adopts. Instead she will support orphans through her charity.”
*except that her charity still isn't legit*