Madonna expanded her family in a beautiful way this week when she adopted 4-year-old twin girls from Malawi. The singer appeared in court on Tuesday along with the kids, their father, and their uncle to finalize the process. Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula revealed the girls’ mother “died a week after she delivered the babies,” and they were later “looked after by their grandmother, who could not fully provide for them, so they were taken into an orphanage.” While Madonna initially denied the adoption reports earlier this month, she confirmed the exciting news with a sweet Instagram post on Wednesday. In the photo, she’s holding hands with her daughters as they walk along a dirt path. She captioned it:
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. 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. ?? Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love!
Madonna, who is already mom to 20-year-old Lourdes and 16-year-old Rocco, whom she has from previous relationships, and 11-year-old David and Mercy, whom she also adopted from Malawi, revealed the name of her new daughters on Wednesday. “There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since they were 5 days old,” she captioned a photo of two children playing. “Run by the generous and compassionate Rev. Chipeto and his daughter Lucy, Raising Malawi has been working with HOH for over 10 years since I met my son David there. If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donations go to. Raising Malawi.org . Every little bit helps!!!”