New son for Madonna Malawi dad

July 28, 2008 12:49:12 PM PDT
Yohane Banda, the biological father of Madonna's adopted Malawian son David, has a new child. The boy was born July 20, and he and his mother, Flora, are doing well, Banda told The Associated Press on Saturday.

"I am over the moon," said Banda, 33, who had lost two sons in infancy to malaria.

Banda married Flora after the death of his wife Marita from childbirth complications shortly after the arrival of David on Sept. 25, 2005.

Banda and his aging mother, Asinati Mwale, decided to surrender David to the Home of Hope Orphanage because they could not afford to buy him formula milk after his mother's death.

Madonna, through her Raising Malawi charity, found him at the orphanage and filed for adoption. A Malawi high court judge in May approved the adoption.

Banda said his new son, who hasn't been named yet, was born at Mchinji District Hospital, the same one where David was.

"We thought of keeping this birth a secret," said Banda. "But now we are happy to announce the birth of our son."

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