Update, 2/9: Two days after Madonna was granted permission to adopt twin girls, Estere and Stelle, from Malawi, the singer has updated her Instagram account with two new photos confirming the adoption.
In the first Instagram, Madonna wrote: “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 continued: “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.”
Then the 58-year-old went on to promote the Home of Hope in Malawi and the Raising Malawi charity saying:
“There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since they were 5 days old.” Madonna aded that “Raising Malawi has been working with HOH for over 10 years since I met my son David there.”
To help support the Raising Malawi charity visit: raisingmalawi.org.
Original post, 2/7: Madonna has reportedly been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi following a ruling made by the African country’s High Court.
The news comes two weeks after the singer denied reports she wanted to adopt.
However, a spokesman for Malawi’s judiciary, Mlenga Mvula told Reuters that the pop icon was inside the court when the decision was heard on Tuesday.
“Today the High Court made a ruling that she should go ahead and adopt the two children,” Mvula said, adding that the singer was smiling after the court gave its approval.
“Within a year she should provide us with a home survey report which the court has ordered her to provide.”
Multiple reports claim Madonna is adopting four-year-old twin girls named Esther and Stella, although details of the children have not been confirmed. The star adopted Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James in 2008 and 2009, and has two other children, Lourdes, 20, and Rocco, 16, from her previous relationships with Carlos Leon and Guy Ritchie.
In January, Madonna, who is co-founder of Raising Malawi, a charity which supports vulnerable children, said her recent visit to Malawi had nothing to do adoption. “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 Weekly in a statement. “The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.”
By US Weekly