The Malawian baby boy that Madonna is hoping to adopt arrived in London this morning . After leaving Malawi on a private jet bound for South Africa yesterday, 13-month-old David Banda was flown overnight from Johannesburg, landing in London's Heathrow Airport at 6.30am today. Accompanied by a nanny and Madonna's bodyguards, David - wearing a blue and orange baseball cap, denim shorts and a white t-shirt - was shielded from photographers as he left the airport.The child was then driven to Madonna's luxury Marble Arch home, arriving at around 8am this morning. Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed the singer and her husband, director Guy Ritchie, had been granted an interim adoption order for David yesterday, saying: "It is expected that the family will be reunited within the next few days."The interim adoption grants David's new parents temporary custody for 18 months, during which time they will be evaluated by the courts of Malawi per the tribal customs of the country."A Lilongwe Airport immigration official said David was issued with a US visa and left Malawi with two Britons and two Americans. Human rights groups claim Malawi authorities may have relaxed the adoption laws in return for the 'Hung Up' singer donating millions to the Raising Malawi charity. Boniface Mandere, a spokesman for Malawian children's charity Eye Of TheChild, said: "The court seems to have made a decision based on Madonna's wealth."But being a good parent is not about money - it is about caring and having a heart. It's about love."Malawi law states prospective adoptive parents must live in the country for a year while social welfare officers assess their suitability. The law usually prohibits adoptions by non-residents. Last week, Malawi's High Court granted Madonna, 48, and Guy, 38, an interim order allowing them to take custody of the child.However, the couple were forced to leave the Southern African country last Friday without David, who did not have a passport. David's mother, Marita, died a month after he was born. His father, Yohane Banda, took David to the Home of Hope Orphan Care Centre, in Mchinji, when he became sick at five weeks old. He had already lost his first two children to malaria. Yohane said: "He is so lucky, he will learn many things. I wonder if he will ever come back and see us."