Madonna granted permission to adopt twin girls in Malawi
- Author: Ernesto Newman Feb 08, 2017,
Feb 08, 2017, 0:28
Malawi's High Court gave the singing sensation its approval to adopt twin girls from the country.
When an initial AP report surfaced two weeks ago claiming that Madonna came to Malawi to file an application to adopt two more children from the country, the icon shot down the news with a statement via publicist.
She previously denied plans she was planning to add two more children to her family, following recent reports. Two other Malawi children were adopted by the celebrity in 2006 (David) and in 2009 (Mercy).
She also has daughter Lourdes and son Rocco, from previous relationships.
Last year, Rocco commented on a video his mother had posted to Instagram of her and her adopted son and daughter doing the mannequin challenge, to which he said: "So glad I don't live there any more".
Madonna at the time said she was in Malawi for charity work, contradicting Mvula, the judicial spokesman's account that she was in town relative to adoption. They will travel to NY via a private jet within 24 hours to begin life with their new family.
American Pop Star Madonna has now been given a go ahead to adopt two children in Malawi, Malawi24 has learnt. Both children are now 11 years old.
In 2006, she founded the charity Raising Malawi, in order to address the poverty endured by the country's orphans. Malawi's President Mutharika named Madonna the Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare in 2014.
"There are no adoption laws in Malawi", she told the talk-show host at the time. The 58-year-old singer last visited the hospital in July, taking David and Mercy with her.
It has not yet been reported when Madonna will bring the twins she is adopting to the United States.