Madge should get to adopt Malawian toddler: Minister

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Washington, Feb 12 : American pop singer Madonna's adoption of Malawian baby David Banda has been supported by Information Minister Patricia Kaliati, who stated that the adoption should not be stopped.

According to Kaliati, the African country's officials should not block Madge's adoption as the nation "owes her so much" for her charity work.

Madonna and her director husband Guy Ritchie had brought 2-year-old David Banda to Britain from Malawi in 2006, amid claims that the couple had not gone through the official adoption process.

A Malawian court could make the adoption official in April (08), however Kaliati believes that it would be wrong if the Ritchies were made to return David to his native country.

"This country owes her so much. Very few famous people would take their time off to rally other celebrities to raise money for a poor country like Malawi, which very few people know about," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

"It will be wrong for Malawi to even dare deny this wonderful woman all the rights to be a parent of David and many more Malawian children," she added.

Madonna had co-hosted a charity party for her Raising Malawi orphan care initiative and the United Nations Children's Fund in New York last week (06Feb08), raising 3.7 million dollars for the poor.

ANI

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