Madonna confirms adopting twin girls from Malawi, shares photo of new daughters

Despite reports that Madonna was actually not pursuing another adoption in Malawi, she appeared in court on Tuesday and was reportedly given permission to adopt twin girls from Malawi.

Madonna has said she is "overjoyed" to be adding to her family through adoption, confirming she will be welcoming twin sisters from Malawi to her brood. She adds: "I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible".

Madonna has adopted twin girls from Malawi, according to government officials.

And while Madonna hasn't specifically come out and said that those are the two girls she brought into her family, taking a look at the posted picture, a source confirmed to the media outlet that Stella and Esther are in fact the two children the singer has adopted.

She adopted her son David Banda, 11, in 2008, and a year later, she adopted her daughter, Mercy James, 11.

"Within a year she should provide us with a home survey report which the court has ordered her to provide".

The process began two years ago after Madonna filed paperwork to become their adoptive parent. Their mother has died after giving birth.

The superstar was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was delivered, with the judge saying she was a "good friend of the country".

"I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home", she told People at the time.

The star also has two biological children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships with partners Carlos Leon and Guy Ritchie.

Her other children Mercy and David have also met their new siblings on visits to Malawi.

The children, who can not speak English, will keep their original names of Stella and Esther as they begin a new life in the US.

  • Salvatore Jensen