Madonna Adopts 4-Year-Old Twins Stella And Esther in Malawi
Singer has been given permission by Malawian high court to adopt four-year-old Stella and Esther from Mchinji orphanage
“I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children,” said judicial spokesman Mlenga Mvula, describing them as four-year-old twins called Esther and Stella.
Ahead of the ruling by judge Fiona Mwale, the singer arrived at the High Court in the capital Lilongwe with a large number of private security guards and police, local media said.
Madonna, who set up a charity called Raising Malawi in 2006, previously adopted two other children there, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009.
Her publicist was not immediately available for comment following the court’s approval.
Mwale said the twins were from the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, a western town near the Zambian border which lies 110 kilometres (70 miles) from Lilongwe.
David Banda was adopted from the same orphanage.
Two weeks ago, Madonna, 58, had denied reports that she had appeared in the same court to file an adoption application, telling US magazine People that “the rumours of an adoption process are untrue.”