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Madonna Set to Adopt Another Malawian Child

Madonna Set to Adopt Another Malawian Child

Published March 27, 2009

Singer Madonna will travel to Malawi this weekend to adopt a second child, officials from the African nation told the BBC.

She reportedly already filed adoption papers and could have her case heard at the High Court by early next week. While Madonna’s reps are mum on the topic, the singer did hint to her intentions while answering questions from readers of a Malawian newspaper.

“Many people – especially our Malawian friends – say that David should have a Malawian brother or sister,” she said.  “It’s something I have been considering.”

She brought David Banda, then 13 months old, home to the United Kingdom from an orphanage in the nation in 2006. The adoption process got a lot of criticism because some believed the government was making special exceptions- like going around laws against foreign adoption— for Madonna since she’s a celebrity, reports the news service.

But Madonna said the problems surrounding David’s adoption were due to it being “the beginning of the creation of adoption laws in Malawi.” She added, “I am the template or the role model, so to speak, for future adoptions.”

The recently divorced star has two biological children.

Written by BET.com Staff

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