Reuters: Malawi government backs Madonna adoption attempt
Malawi’s government supports Madonna’s bid to adopt a second child from the southern African country, the information minister said on Thursday.
Malawi’s High Court is expected to rule on Friday whether she should be granted an interim adoption of a four-year-old girl, Mercy James.
The government came under fire after Madonna adopted a 13-month-old Malawian child, David Banda, in 2006, with critics accusing it of skirting laws to give her special treatment.
Malawian Information Minister Patricia Kaliati said Madonna had helped in the country and was a worthy mother.
“Madonna has been good to us, she is supporting over 25,000 orphans in this country and she has proved that she can take care of David,” Kaliati told Reuters.
“Very few rich and famous people can take time to fly all the way to Malawi to support our children. We support her adoption process.”
Madonna, accompanied by David, arrived in Malawi on Sunday ahead of the court examination of her application.
From an article by Reuters.