Pop singing star Madonna is not getting special treatment in her quest to adopt a young girl from Malawi, her spokeswoman said today, amid criticism Madonna is receiving special treatment in the African country. Malawi civil society groups have said they plan to oppose Madonna's attempted adoption of four-year-old Mercy James, while a prominent local human rights activist said the move would amount to trafficking in children. Madonna appeared in court in Malawi yesterday seeking to adopt Mercy. The case was adjourned until April 3rd. "The adoption process for Mercy began over a year ago when Madonna met her on one of her visits to Malawi. Critics had accused the government of giving Madonna, special treatment when she adopted her three-year-old Malawian son David Banda, saying it skirted the laws that ban nonresidents from adopting children.