Superstar musician Madonna has adopted twin girls from Malawi, according to government officials. The singer was given permission by a Malawian high court yesterday to adopt the four-year-old girls named Stella and Esther.
Stella and Esther’s birth mother died a week after giving birth to them in 2012. Since then, the twins were being cared for by their grandmother, who, after a while said she could no longer provide for them so they were taken into an orphanage.
According to The Guardian, the orphanage which the twins went to was the same one where her son David Banda lived prior to his own adoption. Madonna appeared in court with her lawyer alongside the twins' father and uncle, who both witnessed the adoption.
Stella and Esther will join David Banda and Mercy James, Rocco, from Madonna’s marriage to Guy Ritchie, and Lourdes, from a previous relationship.
A government official will now travel with Madonna, the twins to the U.S. to ensure she can provide a suitable home for them.