Update, 1:10 p.m: Madonna has denied the Associated Press's report, saying she is not in Malawi to adopt children. "I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi, and then heading home," she told Us Weekly in a statement. "The rumors of an adoption process are untrue."
Original story, 12:20 p.m: Pop icon Madonna has filed for the adoption of two more children from Malawi. A government spokesman says the singer appeared before a High Court judge on Wednesday.
Spokesman Mlenga Mvula says it is now up to the court to decide whether to grant the adoption order. The singer will have to wait a week before hearing the decision on her application.
In 2008, Madonna adopted David Banda and a year later adopted Mercy James. In 2006, she founded the charity Raising Malawi to address the poverty and hardship endured by this southern African country's orphans and vulnerable children.
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