Meet Madonna's beautiful new twin daughters

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Photo: Instagram/@madonna

The 58-year-old pop icon Madonna has officially been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi – this time twin girls, Estere and Stelle. This brings Madonna Louise Ciccone's children count to six. She previously adopted Malawian David Banda Mwale and Mercy James (both 11). And she has two children of her own: Lourdes Maria (19) with actor Carlos Leon, and Rocco (16) with director Guy Ritchie. 

She has been lambasted by the press in the past for adopting from Africa, but we say – if she's in a position to help children, then why not? 

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Read: The process of adoption in South Africa

Here are some heart-warming family snaps from Madonna's Instagram account: 

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The twins live at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, the same orphanage where David Banda lived before she adopted him. Madonna is actively involved in fundraising and support in the community and posted this plea for support:

Read more: 

'This is our adoption story' 

Pregnant and alone? Consider adoption 

Adoption in South Africa: the basics

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