LATEST: Madonna and Guy Ritchie have reportedly been taking advice from Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie over the adoption process of 13-month-old DAVID BANDA. Jolie, who has two adopted children - MADDOX and ZAHARA - from Cambodia and Ethiopia respectively, is well aware of the red tape Westerners must overcome in their bid to adopt a tot from the developing world. And the concerned star is believed to have put the Ritchies in touch with her own adoption lawyer, in case of difficulties with British authorities. A friend tells British newspaper the Evening Standard, "Brad and Angelina know all about the adoption and have been helping Madonna and Guy in every way they can. "They know how important it is to them and how difficult the process can be." Madonna recently had to defend herself against reports she and her director husband had broken African adoption law to become the legal parents of a one-year-old Malawian boy - and she insists she has "gone about the adoption procedure according to the law, like anyone else who adopts a child."