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.