Malawi Judge OKs Madonna Adoption

Addition of David, 2, marred by charges pop queen bent laws
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 12:52 PM CDT
In this April 17, 2007 file photo, Madonna holds her adopted son David Banda in her arms as her daughter Lourdes, looks on, at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, Malawi.A Malawi judge has approved...   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
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(Newser) – Madonna has official custody of a Malawian boy after nearly 2 years of wrangling, a judge in the African nation ruled today. Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have been taking care of 2-year-old David in London since meeting him in an orphanage in 2006, the AP reports. Critics railed at the pop star, 49, for using her fame to skirt adoption laws—charges she denies.