Madonna Confirms She Adopted Four-Year-Old Twin Girls From Malawi


UPDATE // FEBRUARY 8:

Madonna wrote a note on Instagram confirming the news.

"I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family," she said. "I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!"


EARLIER // FEBRUARY 7:

Madonna's family just grew by two.

Two weeks ago, the Queen of Pop denied she was adopting any children from Malawi, but that could have been a tactic to protect herself in case the court denied her request. "I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi, and then heading home," she told Us at the time. "The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.โ€

The rumors of an adoption process were true.

"I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children," said judicial spokesman Mbenga Mvula of the four-year-old twin girls named Esther and Stella.

Madonna personally appeared in High Court in the capital Lilongwe with a large number of private security guards and police, Yahoo reports.

Madonna has previously adopted two other children from Malawi, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. She also set up a charity called Raising Malawi which supports orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through health, education and community support.

In a 2006 interview with Oprah, Madonna shared why adoption is so important to her.

โ€œTo see 8-year-olds in charge of households. To see mothers dying with Kaposi's sarcoma lesions all over their bodies. To see open sewages everywhere. To see what I saw. It is a state of emergency. As far as I'm concerned, the adoption laws have to be changed to suit that state of emergency,โ€ she said. โ€œI think if everybody went there, they'd want to bring one of those children home with them and give them a better life."

Queen!

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