Malawi,Madonna (entertainer),Adoption

Madonna Faced Sharp Questions in Malawi Adoption Process

February 8, 2017

Lilongwe, Malawi (AP) -- Madonna was asked "uncomfortable questions" by a judge in Malawi during the pop star's successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Judge Fiona Mwale detailed her reasons for letting Madonna adopt the 4-year-old twin girls in a ruling on Tuesday, saying she was satisfied that Madonna "is motivated by her desire to offer a home, love, protection and guidance to the infants." Madonna, who has two other adopted children from Malawi, previously described reports of a new adoption process as false, saying she was in the country for charity work. She filed for adoption in a high court in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital, on Jan. 25, court and government officials said. The Associated Press last month reported that the pop star was seeking the adoption, but at the time she denied that any such proceeding was underway. "The petitioner is a professional performer and I guarded myself against the danger...

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