Madonna returned to Malawai with her adopted child, David Banda and Daughter Lola. A reunion with Yohane, David’s biological father was scheduled to take place. He has complained he has no access to Madonna and struggles to get information about his son, who was placed in the Home of Hope orphanage after his mother died.
Children at the Home of Hope orphanage in the village of Mchinji sang songs for Madonna and her children during their visit.
Madonna is paying for a new clinic to be built in the village of Gumulira and is supporting efforts by aid groups to help improve food security and education there.
Notably absent from Madonna’s visit is husband Guy Ritchie, who decided to stay in London after an ongoing disagreement over plans to adopt another child.
The visit comes some six months after the couple signed interim adoption papers for Banda, who will stay with Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie for 18 months before a decision is made by the Malawian government on whether to finalise the adoption.