London’s Mirror and other news sources are reporting that Madonna has been given permission to adopt twin girls from Malawi. She was granted an adoption order for twins Esther and Stella, four, by the Malawi High Court, and is free to take them home.
The court proceedings took place in Judge Fiona Mwale’s chambers with no media allowed. She appeared for adoption of the twins on January 25 – but denied the claims. She said,
“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home. The rumors of an adoption process are untrue.”
But Mlenga Mvula, a spokesman for the Lilongwe High Court, claims the singer applied in person,
“The court is looking at the application now to determine whether Madonna can adopt these two children.“
Madge recently told Billboard,
“I’ve been working in Malawi for over a decade. I have a huge commitment and love for the country and I will never desert them. I adopted my two children that I’m so lucky to have living in my house right now.“
In October 2006, Madonna adopted David Bana while visiting the country doing charity work. She returned last year so David could receive his tribal name. She is also mother to Lourdes, 19, her daughter with ex Carlos Leon, son Rocco, 15, from her marriage to Guy Ritchie, and Mercy, 11 who she adopted.
Mom, Mercy and David recently saw the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro together, and posted the pic below.
(via The Mirror)