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Madonna with (another) child

Madonna

is trying to adopt another child from Africa.

A week after telling Malawi's

The Nation

newspaper that her youngest son,

David

, "should have a Malawian brother or sister," the singer has set a plan in motion to adopt from the impoverished country.

An official at the Malawi welfare department confirmed to the Associated Press that the 50-year-old superstar, who divorced second hubby

Guy Ritchie

last year, has filed adoption papers. A second source told the AP that Madge and David will be visiting Malawi as soon as this weekend — and Madonna could have her adoption case heard in court early next week.

In 2006, Madonna began adoption proceedings for then 13-month-old David, whose father put him in an orphanage following the death of his wife. Malawi previously banned non-residents from adopting — despite having an estimated one million children in the country orphaned by AIDS. A Malawian court finally approved the adoption of David last year.

Madonna, who has recently been linked to 22-year-old model

Jesus Luz

, also has a 12-year-old daughter

Lourdes

(with ex-boyfriend

Carlos Leon

) and 8-year-old son

Rocco

(with Ritchie).

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