Madonna Adopts Twins From Malawi After Granted Permission; With The Additional Children, She Now Has Six Kids
Madonna's children have grown to a total of six as reports confirmed she adopted two more kids from Malawi. The news came after reports about her being granted permission surfaced on the internet and this time, the children she adopted are 4-year-old twin girls.
Mlenga Mvula, the spokesman for Malawi's judiciary, said the High Court made a ruling earlier this week that Madonna should go ahead and adopt the twin girls, Just Jared reported. Mlenga claimed Madonna was smiling when the ruling was read. "Within a year she should provide us with a home survey report which the court has ordered her to provide," the spokesman said.
E! News also reported Madonna denied the adoption rumors last month but the 58-year-old singer appeared in court earlier this week with her lawyer and the father and uncle of the twin girls. The twin girls' mother died and they were taken care of by their grandmother who could no longer provide for them completely. They were then taken to an orphanage.
The orphanage was identified as Home of Hope in Mchinji, which is near where Madonna's son David Banda lived before she adopted him. A government official is set to travel with the singer and the twins back to the United States to ensure that they are given a suitable home to live in. The twins are named Stella and Esther.
Aside from David, Madonna's youngest daughter Mercy James was also from Malawi. David was adopted last 2008, while the latter was adopted a year later.
Madonna has a 20-year-old biological daughter, Lourdes Leon, and a 16-year-old biological son, Rocco Ritchie. Madonna shares Lourdes with Carlos Leon while Rocco, who is currently living in London, is shared with her former husband Guy Ritchie.
Madonna is not a stranger to Malawi. She founded the organization called Raising Malawi more than 10 years ago and its main goal is to fight against poverty. The organization is basically for orphaned youth and they build schools, strengthen hospitals, and provide resources for the kids. The first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit is the project of Raising Malawi this year.