POP star Madonna has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to reports.
The boy’s father, Yohane Banda, told Associated Press: “I know he will be very happy in America.”
Speculation the singer
was planning to adopt began when she flew into Malawi and visited several orphanages.
Madonna’s publicist had originally denied the adoption reports but Liz Rosenberg has since said she unable to make an official statement at present.
Banda said: “I am the father of David, who has been adopted. I am very very happy because as you can see there is poverty in this village and I know he will be very well looked after in America.”
Madonna said she had travelled to the region with her husband, film-maker Guy Ritchie, to help fight poverty and the problem of HIV and Aids. A government official in Malawi had claimed Madonna was due to file for adoption papers on arriving in the country last week.
The 48-year-old already has two children, five-year-old son Rocco and nine-year-old daughter Lourdes. If the singer has gone ahead with the adoption she follows in the footsteps of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.
Jolie, who gave birth to Brad Pitt’s child Shiloh Nouvel in Namibia, has also adopted children from Cambodia and Ethiopia. — BBC News.