Music megastar Madonna is trying to adopt another two more children from Malawi. The singer, 58 has appeared before at the High Court in the country’s capital Lilongwe to put forward her application.
She appeared before Justice Fiona Mwale, along with two children and a number of others, before the party was then driven from the court in an SUV.
According to reports, Madonna arrived in Malawi by private jet and is staying at the plush Kumbali Country Lodge. She was seen after her court appearance carrying a child, understood to be one of the two youngsters she would like to adopt, while another member of her party was carrying a second child.
Two adoptions already
Madonna has already adopted two children from Malawi. She adopted David Banda, who is now 11, nine years ago, and Mercy James, now 10, the following year.
However, following those adoptions, then then president Joyce Banda described Madonna as uncouth as said that she wanted eternal gratitude from Malawi for adopting two of its youngsters. However, new president Peter Mutharika has taken a much softer tone with Madonna, saying his government is grateful for the passion she has for Malawi.
However, last summer, Madonna said she would not be going ahead with plans to build a $15m academy to provide education for girls in the country, after there were allegations of mismanagement.
It is expected that Madonna will find out in a week whether the court will agree to her application. Currently, it is not clear if she is planning to stay in Malawi until the judgement.
Just over a decade ago, Madonna founded a charity called Raising Malawi to help orphans and vulnerable children and, last summer, she and her four children were seen visiting a medical centre she is supporting in the country. The mum of four posted social media images of her with David and Mercy, along with her other children Lourdes and Rocco.