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Madonna Urged by Charity to Rethink Adoption

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Madonna shouldn't open her heart to another adoption, says a British children's charity.

"You cannot literally take every poor child who may only have one parent living, or no parent living, across the world and transport them all into Kensington in London," said Save the Children UK's Dominic Nutt in an interview with the BBC's Newshour program.

The Material Mom is hoping to adopt a second child from Malawi and is expected to attend a procedural hearing in the country's High Court on Monday.

Last week it was revealed that recently divorced 50-year-old pop star filed papers to bring home a 3-year-old girl named Mercy James, whose parents have both died, according to Reuters.

Nutt believes that, ideally, orphans should be cared for by their extended family or "in their own environment by their own community."

"The thing to do is to support the community, to support local agencies and charities who can look after the child so that the child is at least cared for in their community," he said.

Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie adopted David Banda, now 3, from Malawi in 2006 after helping build an orphanage there. David's biological father still resides in the African country.

For a look at more A-Listers giving the gift of family, check out our Celebrity Adoptions gallery

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