Madonna's adoption of son David in 2008 raised questions about whether rules had been broken for the singer because foreign adoptions were not allowed in Malawi. There are now new concerns that rules again will be broken for the newly divorced Madonna as Malawi also does not approve adoptions for single or divorced parents.
There have been rumors for some time that Madonna wanted to adopt a girl from Malawi, where she also runs a charity, Raising Malawi. In an interview published last week in Malawi's The Nation newspaper, the singer said she was considering another adoption but would only do it if she had "the support of the Malawian people and government."
Madonna met 3-year-old David in October 2006 at a Malawian orphanage. His mother had died and his father was unable to care for him. She and her then-husband Guy Ritchie took David home to London, but it took two years for the adoption to become official. If a second adoption goes through, the 50-year-old singer would be a single mother of four. In addition to little David, she has 8-year-old son Rocco and 12-year-old daughter Lourdes. Her divorce from Ritchie was made final in December.