Category: Madonna – Malawi

Madonna allowed to adopt second child

Source: 13 June 2009 Malawi’s Supreme Court rules singer an adopt 3-year-old girl in light of her charitable donations For anyone who wants to adopt a child in Malawi without the legally required 18 months of residency, here is a tip from pop star Madonna: donate money to orphanages to expedite the process. Madonna’s… Read more »


Source:  10 May 2009 Uncle offered money for niece after web advert Marc Baker Madonna’s bid to adopt a baby girl from an African orphanage has been rocked by a cash-for-care scandal at the children’s home. The uncle of a two-year-old told a court in Malawi a couple who want to adopt his niece… Read more »

Judge slaps down Madonna adoption bid: ‘I won’t let you just jet in and take one of Malawian children’

Source:   3 April 2009  A Malawian judge today denied Madonna permission to take three-year-old Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James back home. Esmie Chombo’s dramatic ruling was announced on the steps of Lilongwe’s High Court in a rainstorm shortly before 11am local time. The court turned down the singer’s request for an interim adoption of a second… Read more »

Malawi activist expresses concern over Madonna’s adoption application M

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) Malawi’s Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), a network of 80 locally-based civil rights organisations, has expressed concern regarding the second adoption of a local child by US pop star Madonna, who has submitted her application to adopt three-year old Mercy James, an infant from an orphanage. HRCC chairperson Undule Mwakasungura told local and… Read more »

Madonna Lands in Malawi Amid Controversy

Source:  By Michelle Tauber Originally posted Sunday March 29, 2009 05:20 PM EDT The singer, 50, was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes, 12, and sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, whom she adopted from Malawi last year. And she and Lourdes visited Chinkhota Village, where Madonna has purchased a large tract of land to… Read more »

Who’s against Madge’s adoption plans?

Source:  28 Mar 2009, 1246 hrs IST, IANS   A woman wants to stop pop star Madonna from adopting her granddaughter, alleging the singer is “stealing”  The 50-year-old Madonna had almost finalised the 19-month long effort to adopt four-year-old Mercy James, but the child’s grandmother Lucy Chekechiwa is now trying to prevent this, reports…. Read more »

Madonna must stick to Malawi law in second adoption: activists

Source:  Posted : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:17:57 GMT   Johannesburg – A human rights group in Malawi, where US popstar Madonna is trying to adopt a sibling for her three-year-old adoptive son David Banda, has warned the government to grant her no special favours. The 50-year-old star, whose 2006 adoption of Banda from… Read more »

Malawi court delays Madonna adoption ruling

Thu 15 May 2008, 8:36 GMT LILONGWE (Reuters) – Malawi’s High Court has delayed its final ruling on whether U.S. pop diva Madonna may adopt a two-year-old Malawian boy until next week, her lawyer said on Thursday. “We are finished with the proceedings today from our side, and the judge has decided to reserve his… Read more »