NEW YORK (AP) -- Madonna is finally confirming her attempts to adopt a little girl from Malawi.
The pop star says in a statement she is awaiting Friday's court ruling in that African nation on her attempt to bring home 4-year-old Mercy James.
If the adoption goes through, this will be the second child she has adopted from Malawi; She already has a 3-year-old son David.
On Monday she took David to see his biological father for the first time since she took him from the country in 2006. She says she is committed to keeping him in touch with his Malawian roots.
Madonna has been criticized by some of using her fame to try to make the latest adoption go through faster. Madonna stresses that she is following all procedures of Malawian law in her attempts to adopt Mercy.