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Last Updated: Friday October 13 2006 06:21 GMT

Madonna adopts African boy

Madonna talks to children in Malawi

Pop queen Madonna has been given the go-ahead to adopt a one-year-old boy from the African country Malawi.

Little David will become a brother to the 48-year-old singer's own children, son Rocco, five, and nine-year-old daughter Lourdes.

David's mum died when he was a baby and his dad thinks Madonna - who's the highest paid female singer in the world - will give him a better life.

Officials in Malawi speeded up the adoption process for the VIP.

Since his mum died David has been living in an orphanage.

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David's father, Yohame Banda, said he had met Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie at court when the adoption was being made legal.

Mr Banda said: "They are a lovely couple. She asked me many questions. She and her husband seem happy with David. I am happy for him.

"Madonna promised me that as the child grows she will bring him back to visit."

Madonna had spent a week in the southern African country - which is really poor - doing charity work before leaving on Friday morning.

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