Madonna: Court grants delay of adoption
Finally the High Court of Malawi has fulfilled the wish of Madonna by delaying a hearing that would finalize her adoption of a boy from the South African nation. A court official has issued a statement on Monday where it is said that the date has been postponed till May 15.
Earlier Madonna has forwarded a request to the court asking them to postpone the hearing that was earlier scheduled to be held on April 22. The reason also was put forth by the diva. On Saturday a lawyer has cited that since Madonna had to travel to US to fulfill her business commitments she wanted the delay.
"I believe May 15 should be the final date for the hearing unless her lawyers ask for another date and put up reasonable arguments for that.” The High Court official reported this to a famous news agency on ‘condition of anonymity’.
However Alan Chinula, the attorney of Madonna was not available for comments.
Earlier this month Malawi's government forwarded a recommendation that the court has approved the adoption of two-year-old David Banda.
The adoption procedure has proved to be really a long- drawn one. It has started immediately after the singer met the boy in the year 2006. In fact the little boy has started living with Madonna and her film director husband Guy Ritchie in London shortly after the adoption process began.
The Madonna’s adoption has been controversial since the critics have started accusing the government of dodging laws that would ban non-residents from adopting children in Malawi. As per the source Malawi is one of the countries in Africa that is worst affected by AIDS. Further it is said that this deadly disease took a toll of lives of 1 million orphans in the whole country.