Lawyers for the pop star Madonna are set to return to court in Malawi to appeal against a ruling denying her request to adopt a child.

Last month, the court ruled that the singer could not adopt four year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James.

It said prospective parents had to be resident in the southern African state for 18 to 24 months.

The man believed to be the little girl’s father has also said that he opposes the adoption.

Madonna has already adopted a boy, David, from Malawi.

Chifundo James lives in the same orphanage from which Madonna adopted David in 2006.

She has been living there since her 18-year-old mother died shortly after giving birth.

James Kambewa, the man believed to be her father, has never met her.

But earlier this week he said he was capable of looking after the little girl and that he wanted her to be raised as a Malawian.



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