Pop star Madonna is all about social service these days. For the third time, the Like A Virgin singer has adopted orphans from the poverty worn country of Malawi. And not just one, she’s now the legal guardian of twin sisters, aged 4-years-old.
Madge, 58, appeared with her lawyer in a court along with the two children, their father and uncle as witnesses to the adoption process. The twins do not have a mother and were being brought up by their maternal grandmother.
Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson, Mlenga Mvula said that the adoption has been approved by the Malawi High Court as of Tuesday, and the pop star is free to take them home.
“Their mother died a week after she delivered the babies. After their mother died, the children were looked after by their grandmother, who could not fully provide for them, so they were taken into an orphanage.”
Mvula also said that Madonna was ecstatic upon learning that the adoption had been approved. “She smiled while she was making her way out of the courtroom, and then she drove away.”
Madonna already has four children – two biological ones – Lourdes Leon (20) and Rocco Ritchie (16). She previously adopted two children separately from Malawi – David Banda (11) and Mercy James (11).
The Material Girl pop legend has had a soft heart for this particular African region. She has been striving to alleviate poverty and protect the children of Malawi through her Raising Malawi charity organization. And in 2017, she will be setting up the country’s first paediatric surgery and intensive care unit at the Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, named after her adopted daughter.
Mvula had previously told People magazine: “Madonna has been very close to Malawi. She has been involved in so many projects and is currently helping to expand the children’s ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. So Madonna has been coming to Malawi frequently. So it is not unusual to people in Malawi at all. They know Madonna very well in terms of the high-profile work she has done for the community.”