6.11.2009

Court to rule on Madonna adoption

Malawi's highest court will announce on Friday morning whether pop star Madonna can adopt a second child from the country, a court official has said.

She is appealing against an earlier decision that she could not adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James, four.

In April, adoption was ruled out by a judge who said prospective parents must be resident in Malawi for 18 months.

The rule was waived in 2006 when Madonna adopted a boy, David, from the southern African state.

A spokesman for the court said the ruling would be made at 0900 local time (0800 BST).

The child has been living in an orphanage since her 18-year-old mother died shortly after giving birth.

Madonna's appeal proceedings began on 4 May and were adjourned on the same day.

The 50-year-old entertainer also has two biological children - Lourdes, now 12, and Rocco, aged eight.


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