Patricia Kaliati praises singer's support of their children

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Madonnas attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi has been backed by a government official.

The singer is in the African country to gain custody of four-year-old Mercy James.

Madonna has been good to us, Information Minister Patricia Kaliati tells Reuters.

Very few rich and famous people can take time to fly all the way to Malawi to support our children. We support her adoption process.

[Madonna] is supporting over 25,000 orphans in this country and she has proved that she can take care of David.

Madonna, who adopted David Banda, now three, from Malawi in 2006, is due in court today to find out if her application will be granted.

Meanwhile, The Sun claims the 50-year-old twisted her ankle yesterday when she fell off a treadmill at the exclusive Kumbali lodge where shes staying.

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