Madonna adopts 4-year-old twin girls from Malawi

Madonna at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016. File Photo by John Angelillo/UP

Feb. 8 (UPI) — Madonna welcomed two more children to her family this week by adopting twin girls from Malawi.

The 58-year-old American singer was granted permission from the Malawian high court to adopt 4-year-old sisters Stella and Esther, according to The Guardian.

Malawi judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula told People Madonna and her lawyer appeared in court Tuesday with Stella, Esther, their father and their uncle. The girls’ mom reportedly died a week after she gave birth in August 2012.

“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,” Mvula said.

“[Madonna] exuded happiness [after the adoption],” he added. “She smiled while she was making her way out of the courtroom, and then she drove away [with her new daughters].”

The “Living for Love” singer had shared a photo on Instagram of her daughter Lourdes, aka Lola, with Stella and Esther in 2016. She and Lourdes spent time with the sisters at Home of Hope orphanage in July.

“3 Beauties! Lola spends time with twins, Stella and Esther at Home of Hope Orphanage,” the star captioned the picture.

Madonna previously adopted son David, now 11, and daughter Mercy, also 11, from Malawi. She is mom to Lourdes, 20, with ex-partner Carlos Leon, and son Rocco, 16, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie.


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