Pop superstar Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie were reportedly persuaded to adopt a child from Africa by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie and Pitt suggested the couple look for a child in Africa, rather than choose one from the US, reports British newspaper the Sunday Express. Madonna and Ritchie had undergone an evaluation by a Californian adoption agency, but abandoned plans after Jolie, whose daughter ZAHARA is from Africa, advised her to rescue a child from a life of hardship. A source says, "Both Brad and Angelina sold Madonna and Guy on the idea of creating a global family like theirs by taking kids out of Third World poverty." Madonna and Ritchie were granted interim adoption of 13-month-old DAVID BANDA in Malawi last Tuesday (17OCT06).