Court in Malawi allows Madonna to adopt twins


Madonna has been granted permission to adopt two more Malawian children as decided by a court ruling.

The 58 year-old pop star received backlash from some Malawians after the adoption of her children, David Banda and Mercy James.

Accusations were made towards the Malawian government for making it easy for the pop star to adopt children while other non-residents had been banned from doing so.


During a charity visit to Malawi just two weeks ago, Madonna refused claims of her adoption application to the High Court.

“The rumours of an adoption process are untrue,” she said in a statement.

“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home.”

On Tuesday, Malawian judiciary spokesman, Mlenga Mvula, said the singer was inside the Lilongwe court when the ruling was made.

“In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers,” Mr Mvula said.

The spokesman did not give any details as to which children she would be adopting but said Madonna would have to provide a “home survey report” before the adoption process begins.

“Within a year she should provide us with a home survey report which the court has ordered her to provide.”

The pop star currently has two children of her own from previous relationships, as well as the two adopted children. She is soon to be a mother of six.