LONDON — A British charity has urged singer Madonna to reconsider reported plans to adopt another child from the impoverished African nation of Malawi.

 

Save the Children UK spokesman Dominic Nutt urged the singer Saturday to “please think twice” before going through with the adoption.

 

He says he cannot comment directly on Madonna’s plans but says adoptions in such contexts are often inappropriate and unnecessary.

 

Nutt says children are best cared for by their extended families.

 

A person involved in the Malawian adoption proceedings has told The Associated Press that Madonna plans to adopt a girl there. The recently divorced star has already adopted a Malawian boy.