The first version of the story came from Lucy Bandazi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare. She said Madonna had submitted an application to adopt two twin girls.
“Madonna has lodged an application with the High Court to adopt two girls. They are aged four years old,” Bandazi said. “All the necessary paperwork is before the High Court and they will make the ultimate decision if the adoption can go ahead.”
Madonna also happened to show up in court around that time, which seemed to corroborate that information. However, that’s when Madonna herself spoke up.
“The rumors of an adoption process are untrue,” the pop star said. “I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home.”
She said similar things before when she adopted her son David Banda in 2008 and her daughter Mercy Jones in 2009. In other words, she’s not necessarily known for telling the truth in this circumstance.