Madonna’s ex issued the following statement in response to the news:
“I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her.”
The director added, ”Madonna is a fantastic and loving mother who cares deeply about her own children, and children who may need additional help and support. This time it did not work out, but there will be other opportunities and I wish her well in them. She is a great mum.”
Madonna, 50, and Guy, 40, who were married for 8 years before their split in 2008, adopted their son David, 3, from Malawi.
Madonna’s latest adoption bid was rejected due to a residency requirement – which was waived for David’s adoption – that states that prospective parents must spend at least 18 months in Malawi. Her legal team has already filed an appeal.
Madonna is also mom to daughter Lourdes, 12, and son Rocco, 8.
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