Madonna takes adopted son David to see his father

Tuesday March 31, 2009

Madonna will have to wait until Friday to hear if a court will allow her to take custody of four-year-old Mercy James, the child she hopes to adopt from Malawi. In the meantime, the queen of pop has been reacquainting her adopted son David with his former home and his natural father, Yohane Banda.

During their two-and-a-half-hour reunion the pair played and chatted through interpreters – Yohane, a peasant farmer speaks only Chichewa - about David's new family and hobbies.

Poignantly, the first thing the little boy asked his dad was: "Who are you?".

The three-year-old, who Yohane described as "chatty and intelligent", grew up in an orphanage after his mother died. His father said he was grateful to the star for bringing him to visit and giving him a home.
"It's amazing how David has grown; I can't believe he is the same small and sickly baby we left at Home of Hope."

It wasn't just his father who was delighted to see him. Locals in the Namitete district of Malawai where he was born came out in droves to greet him.  

Unfazed by all the attention David strummed a toy guitar, showing he's picked up his adopted mum's love of music, during a walkabout with the singer and her and Guy Ritchie's son Rocco. 

Photo: Getty Images

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