Madonna given the go-ahead to adopt twins from Malawi!

By Nici De Wet
08 February 2017

Say what you will about Madonna she does seem to have her heart in the right place when it comes to children.

The controversial pop star has reportedly adopted four-year-old twin girls from Malawi – taking her tally of kids to six!

After initially denying the rumours she was going to adopt, the 58-year-old appeared in the country’s High Court this week alongside her lawyer and the twins’ father and uncle to witness the procedure. Read more: Madonna brands son’s dagga bust a ‘family matter’ The singer already has two children whom she adopted from Malawi – daughter Mercy James (11) and son David Banda (11). She also has two biological kids, daughter Lourdes Leon (20) and Rocco Ritchie (16) from previous relationships.

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Malawi's judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula told US People magazine that the mother of the girls – named Stella and Esther - died in August 2012, a week after giving birth to them.

Read more: Madonna’s daughter Lourdes is the spitting image of her mom in first modelling gig “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,” she explained. They reportedly were living in the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, near the Western border of Zambia where David also lived before he was adopted.

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A government official is set to accompany Madge to the US to ensure she can provide a suitable home for them.

Madonna's charity work in Malawi was a big factor in the adoption process, Mvula adds.

Read more: Madonna breaks down on stage after ‘admitting she lost her son’

“Madonna has been involved in so many projects and is currently helping to expand the children's ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. So she’s been coming to Malawi frequently. So it is not unusual to people in Malawi at all. They know Madonna very well in terms of the high-profile work she has done for the community.”

Madonna founded the Raising Malawi organisation over a decade ago, and this year it plans to build the country’s first paediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will be named the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.

Sources: Eonline, People, The Guardian

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