Madonna adopted an African baby boy during her trip to Malawi, who waived their ban on non-resident adoptions just for her, and has moved forward with plans to start a center for 1,000 orphans.

Government officials said the 48-year-old singer, already a mother of two, chose the one-year-old orphan from among 12 children specially chosen prior to her arrival in the country, which has legions of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.

â€Å”She asked us to identify boys only, which we have done after visiting four orphanages in Lilongwe,â€Â? government spokeswoman Adrina Michiela said. Michiela said Madonna had wanted to adopt a girl but changed her mind two weeks ago.

Madonna specifically asked for a boy so she wouldn’t seem so trendy after Angelina Jolie already adopted a girl. It’s unclear if this child has AIDS, but you could assume he doesn’t. That’s what the center is for. I hope Madonna’s black baby will be very happy playing with Madonna’s white children. They’ll be pretty pissed to find out he’ll run faster than them and have a vertical leap matching their height. Stereotype? What does that mean?

Update: Madonna’s rep has denied any adoption took place.