LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –Malawi Judge Fiona Mwale at the High Court in Lilongwe has granted US pop superstar Madonna’s request to adopt two four-year-old twin girls, adding to the two other children that the singer adopted previously from the country.
Madonna is free to take Esther and Stella, to the US from Malawi less than two weeks after denying she was looking to expand her family.
Court spokesman Mlenga Mvula confirmed the adoption, saying the ruling was made on Tuesday/
“I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children,”
Mvula said Madonna will be under observation by the court for a year before the adoption process is finalised, and a home study must be submitted to authorities.
The 58-year-old singer applied for custody of the girls at the High Court in the capital Lilongwe on January 25.
On the very same day, Madonna denied she was in the African country to adopt any more children, and insisted she was only there to visit a children’s hospital and her charity.
But Lucy Bandazi, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, said all the paperwork had been submitted.