Madonna has applied to adopt two more children from Malawi.
The legendary singer has previously adopted two children from the African nation.
She adopted David Banda and Mercy James, which she applied for in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
A court will now consider her application to decide if Madonna can adopt another two children, as she has requested.
Local media reports said Madonna appeared before Justice Fiona Mwale in the capital Lilongwe amid tight security.
Two unidentified children accompanied her for the appearance, according to reports.
She was driven away in a 4×4 car after the court appearance.
The ex-president of Malawi criticised the singer for being “uncouth” with her adoptions.
Former leader Joyce Banda attacked Madonna for apparently expecting eternal gratitude from the deeply impoverished country, and stripped her of ‘VIP’ status on visits.
The new president, elected in 2014, said he is grateful for Madonna’s work in the country.
Secret Service are now assessing the risk of her comments, made at the Washington DC women’s march.