Singer Madonna is urging people to adopt the orphans of Africa, despite the legal difficulties that she has encountered.
The-48 year-old star was recently interviewed on The David Letterman Show and said that her adoption of a boy from Malawi had saved a life. David Banda is now living with Madonna and her family in London.
The singer also spoke about the controversy that arose over the adoption, and the continuing legal issues that need to be resolved.
Despite the obstacles, Madonna urged people to consider adopting children from Africa, adding that millions of children needed to be saved.
Several human rights organizations went to court to oppose the adoption of the boy by Madonna, saying that she was being given special treatment due to her star status. Madonna, however, insists that she did not receive special treatment, and added that many problems were caused because laws on adoption simply didn't exist. She said, "We were basically creating the laws as we went."