Madonna's adoption hearing deferred

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London, April 16 : The hearing for Madonna's legal adoption of Malawian toddler David Banda has been deferred.

The new date has been set for May 15, a month later than planned, reports the Sun.

The pop star was scheduled to appear in a Malawian court this month for a final hearing on whether she could adopt the child from the southern African country.

According to a court clerk, the case was 'tentatively' scheduled for 22 to 25 April.

But now the 49-year-old singer would have to wait until the middle of next month before she can formally adopt the two-year-old. Madonna began adoption proceedings in 2006 and the little tot has been living with the pop star and her film director husband Guy Ritchie in their London home since then.

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