Looks like Beyonce isn’t the only famous face to welcome twins into her family this year.
Madonna has been in court trying to get permission to adopt four-year-old twin girls from Malawi, and her request has now been accepted.
“Madonna has demonstrated over the years that she has passion for Malawi and her children and therefore the court was satisfied and could not stop the adoption of the twins,” said Madonna’s lawyer, Titus Mvalo.
The girls, reportedly named Esther and Stella, have been living at the Home of Hope in Mchinji for the past two years.
It’s believed their biological mother passed away shortly after their birth in 2012, and they were soon taken to an orphanage after their grandmother was unable to take care of them. Their biological father was at the court to oversee the adoption proceedings.
“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,” Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula told People.
“Madonna has been very close to Malawi. She has been involved in so many projects and is currently helping to expand the children’s ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
“So Madonna has been coming to Malawi frequently. So it is not unusual to people in Malawi at all. They know Madonna very well in terms of the high-profile work she has done for the community.”
Now that the adoption request has been approved, the twins will be flying to America with Madonna to join her other two adopted Malawian children, David Banda and Mercy James, both 11 years old.
Madonna is also mother to biological daughter Lourdes, 20, and Rocco, 16.
Enjoy your new home, girls!