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Madge Wants to Adopt Again

Malawians bent the rules for eager adoptress Madonna when she took in baby David in 2008, but now they're really breaking barriers. Were she to adopt a second child as she desires, officials would have to set aside current bans on not only foreign adoptions but also on unmarried parents."Our official policy is that we do not encourage our children to be sent into broken homes," said a spokesman from Malawi's Ministry of Women and Child Welfare Development, continuing: "The news she is linked to another woman's husband and a young man less than half her age makes us question her morals." Yet the official was quick to add that adoptions are decided on a case by case basis—leaving plenty of room for wiggling around Malawi law. The AP reports that the star will arrive in the country this weekend, and may present her adoption case to a court there as early as this weekend.