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Madonna Breaks Silence on Adopting Twin Girls from Malawi: ‘I Am Overjoyed That They Are Now Part of Our Family’

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Double the love!ย On Wednesday, Madonna confirmed on Instagram she’s a mom again to orphaned twin girls from Malawi.

“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,” she captioned a photo of herself holding hands with her daughters. “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, 58, also expressed her gratitude toย those who have supported her on this latest adoption journey. “Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love,” she added.

Although Madonna had initially called the girls Stella and Esther in a previous post, she has most recently referred to her daughters as Stelle and Estere.

On Tuesday, Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula told PEOPLE the High Court in Malawi confirmed the adoption order for the pop icon to adopt 4ยฝ-year-old twin girls from the country.

Prior to her latest adoption, Madonna wasย already mother to four children:ย Lourdes Leon, 20, Rocco Ritchie, 16, David Banda, 11, and Mercy James, 11.

The โ€œLiving for Loveโ€ singer has a long history with the people of Malawi: Sheย adopted David and Mercy from the African country in 2006 and 2007, respectively. And sheโ€™s worked to fight against poverty amongst the nationโ€™s orphaned children for more than a decade with her Raising Malawi charity. This year, the philanthropic group will build Malawiโ€™s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.