After spending time in Malawi filming her documentary on the AIDS crisis there, Madonna has received support from a Malawian father for her bid to adopt his son.
The pop superstar is expected to appear in a Malawian court on Thursday to continue adoption proceedings for two-year-old David Banda.
“I have no problem with the government’s recommendation to allow Madonna to get the child. This is what I wanted, that Madonna should keep the child,” said Yohane Banda, the boy's father.
His only stipulation in the adoption process is a request that Madonna bring the child home for visits.
Malawian government officials have supported Madonna’s adoption efforts.