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Madonna Adopts Orphaned Twin Girls From Malawi

The singer has been granted permission to expand her brood

Madonna has just expanded her brood by adopting two 4-year-old twin girls from Malawi.

The 58-year-old has been granted permission from the Malawian high court to adopt Stella and Esther from the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji.

“I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children,” said Malawi’s judicial spokesman, Mlenga Mvula

People reports that Madonna was present in court alongside the girls and their father and uncle to witness the adoption.

Madonna, David Banda and Mercy James
Madonna with her two eldest adopted children, David Banda and Mercy James. Photo: Getty

“Their mother died a week after she delivered the babies” in August 2012, Mvula tells People.

“After their mother died, the children were looked after by their grandmother, who could not fully provide for them, so they were taken into an orphanage.”

A government-appointed official will now reportedly travel with the singer to the US where she must prove she can provide a suitable home and to observe how she looks after them.

Madonna has previously adopted two children from Malawi, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009 and is also mother to two biological children, Lourdes Leon, 20, and Rocco Ritchie, 16.

The singer initially dismissed reports she was intending to adopt more children when she visited the country back in January and has yet to comment.

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