Madonna has applied for the right to adopt two more children from East Africa, a Malawi government spokesperson has confirmed.
A government spokesman says the singer appeared before a High Court judge on Wednesday. Madonna will likely hear the court's decision in one week.
Her 2009 adoption of daughter Mercy James, now 11, from Malawi went through after the singer went to a higher court after her filing was initially rejected over the residency requirement.
The Vogue singer reportedly appeared before Justice Fiona Mwale on 25 January, accompanied by two unidentified children and flanked by a security team.
MADONNA is hoping to adopt two more children from Malawi, to add to her growing brood.
However, she was vilified in the press with some - including relatives of the adopted children - questioning her suitability as a parent.
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The star has two other children - Lourdes and Rocco - from previous relationships.
In recent months, Madonna has been involved in a custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie over her 16-year-old son, Rocco. "The rumors of an adoption process are untrue".
"I applied to an worldwide adoption agency and went through all the bureaucracy, testing, and waiting that everyone else goes through when they adopt".
"This was an eye-opening experience". She also founded her own charity, Raising Malawi, in 2006.
She also inspected her charity's work, including progress at a surgical unit for children at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre.
Madonna adopted the 11-year-old David from the southeastern African nation in 2008.