No New Baby For Madonna

Malawi has shot down Madonna’s latest baby safari.

A judge has rejected Madonna’s request to adopt a second child from Malawi because of a requirement that prospective parents live in the southern African nation for at least 18 months, a judge and a lawyer said Friday. The judge who confirmed the decision did not make the ruling, but saw it. The lawyer was present when the ruling was made. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. The 50-year-old pop superstar can appeal the ruling to Malawi’s Supreme Court.

Critics say that Madonna should give financial assistance to the child in question, rather than taking her from “extended close family members.”