Actress frowns upon the way baby David was adopted

Angelina Jolie has hit out at the way Madonna went about adopting baby David.

The actress, 31, who has adopted five-year-old Maddox from Cambodia and 23-month-old Zahara from Ethiopia, says she doesn’t approve of the way the singer took David Banda out of Malawi.

But she admits that she and her partner Brad Pitt, 42, encouraged Madge to adopt abroad after hearing that she was on the books of a Californian adoption agency.

‘Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born,’ she told French magazine Gala.

‘It is a country where there is no legal framework for adoption. Personally I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.’