October 11, 2006 12:15

Madonna 'adopts baby boy'

Singer to make statement in next 48 hours

Madonna 'adopts baby boy'
Madonna has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to the child's father.

Yohane Banda confirmed to reporters that the singer had chosen to adopt his child David a week after her publicist Liz Rosenberg denied the claims.

He added: "I am the father of David, who has been adopted. I am very very happy because as you can see there is poverty in this village and I know he will be very well looked after in America."

Following his comments, a spokeswoman for Madonna has now confirmed that an official statement will be made in the next 48 hours, reports BBC NEWS.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Madonna had travelled to the area to help fight poverty against AIDS in Africa by setting up a $3 million (£1.6 million) initiative called Raising Malawi, to help orphans in the country.

The orphan centre will be based in Mphandula, and aims to feed and educate 1,000 children a day.

Madonna is also planning to give all the proceeds from her next children's book, 'The English Roses: Too Good To Be True', due out on October 23, to the Raising Malawi project.

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