It’s not just Mercy’s uncle who reportedly isn’t happy about his niece’s adoption. Her biological grandmother, Lucy Chekechiwa, went to the press in 2016 to beg Madonna to let her see her granddaughter one last time. According to the Mirror, Chekechiwa’s teenage daughter died just eight days after giving birth to Mercy. The only reason her grandmother gave her up was because she couldn’t afford to take care of the newborn. Nonetheless, she believed Madonna was going to keep the pair in touch throughout Mercy’s lifetime.