Madonna wants the 3-year-old son she adopted from Africa to have a brother or sister from his home country. The 50-year-old singer adopted little David Banda from a Malawi orphanage in 2006 and now said she is considering adopting a second child from the country. Only a court can decide whether Madonna can adopt a second child from Malawi, the government said on Wednesday, after the star revealed she was thinking of finding a new sibling for her adopted son David.
Malawi’s Nation newspaper has quoted the superstar as saying that she was considering whether to adopt again from Malawi, but would only do so if she had support from the government and the public.
“Many people — especially our Malawian friends — say that David should have a Malawian brother or sister,” she told the Malawian newspaper, The Nation. “It’s something I have been considering, but would only do, if I had the support of the Malawian people and government.”
However Cyrus Jeke, a spokesperson for Ministry of Child and Women Development, said it was not simply of case of winning over public opinion. “It’s not pre-conceived. A high court judge must be convinced about the adoption,” Jeke said.