Reports are circulating that Madonna is looking to grow her family. The famous pop star was reportedly in a Malawi court room this week, appearing with two young children and sparking rumours that she is planning on adopting the pair.
Madonna already has two children she previously adopted from the African country. Back in 2006, Madonna started her charity Raising Malawi and that same year adopted now 11-year-old David Banda, with the adoption finalized in 2008. One year later in 2009, Madonna returned to Malawi to adopt Mercy James, who is now 10.
Madonna has two biological children, including 20-year-old Lourdes Leon and 16 year-old Rocco Ritchie, whose father is Madonna’s ex-husband and film director, Guy Ritchie. Madonna recently lost custody of Rocco, who is now living in the UK with his father.
With her four children getting older and moving out, it could be that Madonna is beginning to feel a bit of an empty nest syndrome. The singer previously said that adopting her first two children was inspired by her ’embarrassment of riches,’ saying there were too many children in the world without parents or family to love them.
That said, Madonna is now reportedly denying that she was in Malawi to adopt, but instead simply there to check on her charity, which runs a number of local schools and provides scholarships for girls. Considering the singer faced lengthy setbacks with her two previous adoptions, including issues surrounding her American nationality and Malawi’s stance against foreign adoption, Madonna’s denial of the adoptions could be an effort to keep a low profile until paperwork is finalized. We personally think it would be pretty cool to have the Material Girl as a mom.