MadonnaMadonna has reportedly abandoned plans to adopt a second child from Malawi because she’s been left “exhausted” by the effort of adopting son David - and is instead thinking of adopting a child from India.

Madonna caused controversy when she took temporary custody of the boy in late 2006 as legal campaigners felt she had “bought” her way around the country’s standard adoption procedures. She is said to have expressed an interest in adopting one of two girls but the relatives of both children expressed objections after the previous furore - and that halted Madonna in her tracks.

A source told the Sun: “Madonna [always planned] to adopt a boy and a girl. But the relatives objected and she had a complete turnaround.”

“Everyone was stunned. Normally nothing will stop her.”

Instead the singer is said to be looking East to expand her family after the family’s luxury holiday in the country earlier in the year.

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie took their older children Lourdes and Rocco, along with David, to Jaipur at the start of the year and are said to have met up with Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, who told her about the amount of children in need of adoption in the country.

A second source told the Sun: “Madonna was very taken with Sandip. He told her there were orphans who would melt her heart. Guy was against the idea, but when she wants something, she gets it.”

“Guy thought Madonna was mad to want to go through it all again. He has always been unsure about adoption as his own mother was adopted and had negative experiences of that.”

“But they talked and talked and decided adopting a baby from India would be easier.”

David’s adoption was expected to be finalised by the Malawian government this week but Madonna has asked to postpone the final hearing until later this month due to prior commitments in the US.