Madonna surprised everyone this week when is was revealed she had adopted twin girls from Malawi.
Finally confirming the news, the iconic singer took to Instagram to share the happy news.
"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," she captioned the adorable photo.
Madonna also urged people to donate to the Home of Hope orphanage where the girls lives since they were five days old, and where her other son, David Banda also lived.
"There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since they were 5 days old. Run by the generous and compassionate Rev. Chipeto and his daughter Lucy, Raising Malawi has been working with HOH for over 10 years since I met my son David there. If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donations go to. Raising Malawi.org . Every little bit helps!!! 🙏🏻💘🌺🌸🌼🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🦋🦋😘💘🎈♥️".
The 58-year-old was been granted permission from the Malawian high court to adopt Stella and Esther from the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji.
“I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two children,” said Malawi’s judicial spokesman, Mbenga Mvula earlier this week.
PEOPLE reports that Madonna was present in court alongside the girls and their father and uncle to witness the adoption.
“Their mother died a week after she delivered the babies” in August 2012, Mvula tells PEOPLE.
“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.”
A government-appointed official will now reportedly travel with the singer to the US where she must prove she can provide a suitable home and to observe how she looks after them.
Madonna has previously adopted two children from Malawi, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009 and is also mother to two biological children, Lourdes Leon, 20, and Rocco Ritchie, 16.
The singer initially dismissed reports she was intending to adopt more children when she visited the country back in January and has yet to comment.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.
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