American Pop Singer Madonna Adopts More Children From Malawi
Madonna adopts two more Malawian children as she has been granted permission. According to reports, the decision was made public by a Malawian court spokesperson.
The ruling was made today, 7th February 2017 by the Malawian High Court.
Before now, Madonna has two adopted children from Malawi.
The two children are David, adopted in 2006, and Mercy, adopted in 2009.
Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was given.
Mr Mvula said:
“In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers.”
Madonna had less than two weeks ago denied reports she’d applied to adopt any more children, during a charity visit to Malawi.
A Malawian government spokesperson had informed the media that Madonna had appeared in court and had “filed an application expressing interest” to adopt two children.
However, Madonna then denied the claim, stating that she was only there for charity purposes.
In a statement she had said:
“The rumours of an adoption process are untrue.
“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home.”
Mr. Mvula confirmed that the Madonna was in court yesterday as required by the adoption laws of Malawi, alongside her lawyer Titus Mvalo.
Mr. Mvula, declining to give the names of the adopted children said:
“She appeared in court and has been granted an adoption order by the court.
“We cannot give the names of children due to the adoption laws but we can confirm that the two children were born on 24 August 2012.”
Madonna’s lawyer, Mr. Mvalo, said:
“Madonna has demonstrated over the years that she has passion for Malawi and her children and therefore the court was satisfied and could not stop the adoption of the twins.”
With the new order, Madonna can now adopt the twin 4-year-olds baby girls. In 2006, Madonna founded the children’s charity Raising Malawi, the same year she adopted David.
Last summer she took David and Mercy to visit the orphanages where they lived before being adopted. The pop diva has two other children – Lourdes and Rocco – from previous relationships.