US Pop star and philanthropist Madonna formally affirmed the successful adoption of two new little girls via social media platform Instagram on Wednesday.
“I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” her post read.
The 58-year-old singer was earlier this week granted consent by Malawi’s High Court to adopt the twin girls.
“I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time”.
She posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking along a rural path with the girls, who were wearing identical dotted blue and white dresses and one wearing a hat.
“I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time,” the singer said in her post.
In sharing further details on the girls she said in a follow-up post, “There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope (HOH) where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since they were 5 days old.”
She disclosed that the HOH was run by a generous and compassionate Rev. Chipeto and his daughter Lucy. She added that her NGO, “Raising Malawi” had been working with HOH for over 10 years. She met her adopted son David there in 2006.
“If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donations go to. Raising Malawi.org . Every little bit helps!!!,” she added.
Madonna adopted Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James in 2006 and 2009. She has two other children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships.
The singer previously denied reports that she wanted to adopt again after she visited Malawi last month, at the time saying her trip was for her charity work.
She established the non-profit Raising Malawi in 2006 to provide health and education programs, particularly for girls.