Pop superstar Madonna says she is not planning to expand her family.
The singer is denying reports she has applied to adopt two more children from Malawi.
“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home,” a spokesperson on behalf of Madonna said recently. “The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.”
However, Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson, Mlenga Mvula, told CNN the country’s high court heard a request from Madonna to adopt two children on Wednesday and will rule on the matter in three weeks.
Madonna is mother to two Malawian children: son David Banda,11, who she adopted in 2006 and daughter Mercy James,11, who she adopted in 2009.
She also has two other children, daughter Lourdes,20, and son Rocco, 16, whom she gave birth to.
Rocco was the recent subject of a custody battle between Madonna and his father, the singer’s ex-husband director Guy Ritchie.
The case was settled in September 2016 after it was decided the teen would continue to live with his father in London.
The star has strong ties to Malawi — home to her charity Raising Malawi, which seeks to help orphans and children left vulnerable because of poverty. In December, Madonna raised more than $7.5m (£5.9m) for Raising Malawi at a benefit gig and auction at which she grabbed headlines by saying Donald Trump made her “ashamed to be an American”.