Monday, March 30, 2009
Madonna's adoption ruling delayed until Friday
A Malawi court official says Madonna won't know until Friday whether she will be allowed to adopt a 4-year-old girl as her second child from the southern African nation.
Court official Thomson Ligowe confirmed that Madonna's adoption application has been adjourned by the court until the end of the week.
The 50-year-old pop star appeared in court Monday and left about an hour later. It was not immediately known whether any of the girl's relatives were present.
The one adoption case on Monday's court docket listed only the child's name — Chifundo James. The girl's name means "Mercy" in the local language.
Madonna has not commented on the adoption and did not speak to reporters Monday morning.