May 4, 2009 / 2:49 PM / 8 years ago

Madonna's adoption case adjourned

<p>Madonna holds the child named Mercy, whom she hopes to adopt, in this undated publicity photo taken in Malawi and released to Reuters April 13, 2009. REUTERS/Tom Munro/Warner Brothers Records/Handout</p>

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal adjourned indefinitely on Monday a case in which Madonna is attempting to adopt a second child from the African country.

Malawi’s High Court ruled last month the U.S. pop star could not adopt a four-year-old girl, named Mercy James, because she was not a resident of Malawi. She appealed against the ruling.

Malawi’s government came under fire after Madonna adopted a 13-month-old child, David Banda, in 2006, with critics accusing it of giving her special treatment by skirting laws that ban non-residents from adopting children.

Reporting by Mabvuto Banda; editing by Robert Woodward

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