New York (ANI): The Malawi government is supporting Madonna's controversial bid to adopt a baby girl because of the help she's given the African country. "Madonna has been good to us," The New York Daily News quoted Information Minister Patricia Kaliati, as saying.
"Very few rich and famous people can take time to fly all the way to Malawi to support our children. We support her adoption process," the leader added.
According to Kaliati, the 50-year-old has provided support for 25,000 Malawian orphans and has proven she can take care of her first adopted child, David Banda. The country's high court is expected to rule Friday on whether Madonna can adopt a 4-year-old named Mercy James.
Story first published: Friday, April 3, 2009, 15:41 [IST]