Just two weeks after denying adoption rumors, Madonna is confirming she has adopted twins from the African nation of Malawi!
On Wednesday, she wrote on Instagram, "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. 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. 🙏🏻 Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love! 💘🦋🦋🌺🌼🌸🦋🦋🙏🏻🙏🏻✈️✈️😂🤣🦋🦋♥️🌺🎈♥️.”
Before she became the legal parent of the twin girls, Madonna had to face a judge and explain why she would be a good parent. Of her approval ruling, Judge Fiona Mwale commented in court documents obtained by the Associated Press, "The petitioner is a professional performer and I guarded myself against the danger of her merely reciting a well-rehearsed speech by asking her some rather uncomfortable questions, to which she gave very candid answers."
"There is no doubt that the petitioner can offer the infants not only the best education money can buy, but also guidance with a high likelihood of ensuring that the two infants grow to be self-sufficient adults,” Judge Mwale went on.
At the end of January, Madonna went to Malawi to visit a children’s hospital. Around that time, rumors started swirling that Madonna was in the process of adopting again.
Two of Madonna’s other children, David and Mercy, were also adopted from Malawi. She is now a mom of six, including daughter Lola and son Rocco!