Friday, April 03, 2009
Madonna has lost her court battle to adopt a second child in Malawi. Malawi's High Court ruled that she could not be granted an interim adoption of a four-year-old girl, Mercy James.
Court registrar Ken Manda said her bid had been rejected because the singer was not a resident of Malawi.
Malawian civil society groups opposed the adoption attempt and a local human rights activist said it would amount to child trafficking.
Rights groups had accused Malawian authorities of giving the pop star special treatment.
Earlier, Malawian information minister Patricia Kaliati said Madonna had helped in the country and was a worthy mother.
She said: "Madonna has been good to us, she is supporting over 25,000 orphans in this country and she has proved that she can take care of David.
"Very few rich and famous people can take time to fly all the way to Malawi to support our children - we support her adoption process."
-source: yahoo news website.