Madonna's Adoption of Malawi Boy Moving Forward
08/28/2007 AT 07:00 AM EDT
"There has been a change of mind by my government minister," Penstone Kilembe, the director of Malawi's Child Welfare Services, said. "I am expected to spend two weeks."
Previously Kilembe had been refused an exit visa to make the trip, and had warned that this might jeopardize the Ritchies' efforts to adopt David.
Madonna is "looking forward to this so her adoption process is not hampered," Kilembe told Reuters Tuesday.
The matter was a "misunderstanding" which "has now been resolved," he said, adding that Madonna has been informed of the proposed visitation dates.
Madonna, 49, and Ritchie, 38, were granted temporary custody to take David to London after his biological father, Yohane Banda, had placed the boy in an orphanage following the death of his wife.
Malawi's High Court will rely on Kilembe's testimony to rule on whether the singer is properly caring for and should get final approval to adopt the child.