BEIJING, Oct. 20 -- Madonna and Guy Ritchie have
reportedly been taking advice from Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
over the adoption process to be followed in respect of the 13-month-old Malawian
Madonna and Ritchie have been in close touch with
Jolie and Pitt from the early stages of the adoption planning. The couples
discussed the adoption after they met at a London restaurant in January, when
Pitt and a pregnant Angelina were staying at Claridge's, according to a friend
in Los Angeles.
"Brad and Angelina know all about the adoption and
have been helping Madonna and Guy in every way they can. They know how important
it is to them and how difficult the process can be," the Daily Mail quoted the
friend as saying.
It has also been revealed that the "Material Girl"
singer has reportedly hired a U.S. adoption agency to adopt the 13-month-old
Malawian boy, amidst fears that British authorities could try to stop her from
becoming his mother.
Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie could face a
criminal investigation by British authorities after they brought David from
Madonna, who is now 48 years old, could also face
obstacles in the UK because of her age, but she is thought to be following U.S.
procedures where the rules are much more flexible about allowing older parents