Madonna Says She’s Not Trying to Adopt Two More Children From Malawi, Despite Reports
UPDATE: Just kidding, it seems.
Hours after The Associated Press reported that Madge filed an application to adopt two more children from Malawi, the singer herself — via publicist to The Guardian — is now shooting down the story.
"I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi, and then heading home. The rumors of an adoption process are untrue," she explained via publicist.
ORIGINAL STORY: Madonna's made up her mind: she's gonna keep (adding) her babies.
The Queen of Pop filed an application for the adoption of two more children from Malawi, appearing before a High Court judge today (Jan. 25), the Associated Press confirms.
She must now wait a week before hearing the decision on her application. Malawi government spokesman Mlenga Mvula says it is now up to the court to decide, AP reports.
Currently, Madonna has four children.
In 2008, Madonna adopted her son, David Banda, from Malawi. A year later, she adopted her daughter, Mercy James.
If this latest adoption application is approved, the two new children would also become siblings to Madonna's 20-year-old daughter with Carlos Leon, Lourdes, and her 16-year-old son with Guy Ritchie, Rocco.
Madonna's maintained a longstanding relationship with the people of Malawi ever since founding her charity, Raising Malawi, alongside Michael Berg in 2006 in an effort to tackle extreme poverty and to provide aid to orphans in the southeastern African country. Malawi's President Mutharika named Madonna the Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare in 2014.
The ever-controversial "Express Yourself" pop icon was already making headlines this week for her protest speech during the Women's March on Washington D.C. over the weekend, during which she said she’d “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."
She later clarified her remarks with some context.
"I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things – one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love," she explained.
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