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Could Madonna be planning on expanding her family? After the global superstar took a trip to Malawi recently --- the country from which she adopted her youngest two children --- a lot of people were convinced that she was going to come home with another little one. But, Madge is shutting down those rumors completely.
After a government spokesman named Mlenga Mvula told the Associated Press that Madonna had appeared before the High Court in Malawi on Wednesday morning to request an adoption, the news broke wide with various outlets reporting that the singer would be adopting her third child from the country, and her fifth child overall. But, it appears as though Madonna was solely in the African country for business, not for personal reasons. She told PEOPLE that she was not in the process of any adoptions, and was visiting the country on behalf of her charity Raising Malawi.
I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home. The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.
Madonna has a long and involved history with the country of Malawi. After she had already given birth to her two children Lourdes Leon and Rocco Ritchie, the singer chose to adopt her third and fourth children from the nation. She adopted David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. Madonna's also be involved in her Raising Malawi charity organization for more than ten years now. She founded the organization in 2006 with the mission of eliminating the extreme poverty and health crises of the country by funding education programs and health centers.
Prior to debunking these adoption rumors, Madonna was most recently in the news for her participation in the Women's March on Washington over the weekend. The singer was one of the millions of people marching to voice their disapproval of Donald Trump being sworn in as President of the United States. Several celebrities gave speeches at the event, but Madonna's created the most controversy, as she admitted to thoughts of blowing up the White House. Madonna responded to those who took issue with her speech in a lengthy note on Instagram, saying that it was taken out of context. Her Instagram profile has since been set to private.
Thankfully, it looks like Madonna is finding some time to relax and have fun with her family in between her performances and charity trips. The singer tweeted out a photo of her youngest daughter Mercy on Sunday wishing her a happy birthday.