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Madonna confirms new adoptions

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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽˆโ™ฅ๏ธ

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Madonna faced โ€˜uncomfortable questionsโ€™ during successful Malawi adoption process

Madonna was asked โ€œuncomfortable questionsโ€ by a judge in Malawi during the pop starโ€™s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Judge Fiona Mwale detailed her reasons for letting Madonna adopt the 4-year-old twin girls in a ruling on Tuesday, saying she was satisfied that Madonna โ€œis motivated by her desire to offer a home, love, protection and guidance to the infants.โ€

Madonna, who has two other adopted children from Malawi, previously described reports of a new adoption process as false, saying she was in the country for charity work. She filed for adoption in a high court in Lilongwe, Malawiโ€™s capital, on Jan. 25, court and government officials said.

The Associated Press last month reported that the pop star was seeking the adoption, but at the time she denied that any such proceeding was underway.

โ€œThe 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,โ€ Mwale said in her ruling.

โ€œThere 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,โ€ the judge said.

Mwale said she didnโ€™t challenge Madonna, 58, on Malawiโ€™s residency requirements for adoption, saying the countryโ€™s Supreme Court of Appeal had addressed the issue in the pop starโ€™s previous adoption.

โ€œIn determining her motives, I questioned the petitioner at length about the impact of her decision which could be construed as robbing Malawi of its most precious resource, its children,โ€ the judge wrote.

Madonna said the children will keep their birth names as part of an effort to preserve their identity as Malawians, and a Malawian carer will travel with the children to the United States to ease their transition, according to the ruling.

The twins were delivered by Caesarean section and the mother died within a week because of complications from the birth, the court document said. The children have five older siblings and the father, who was at the Jan. 25 court hearing attended by Madonna, had remarried and was unable to provide for all his dependants, it said.

In 2006, Madonna founded the charity Raising Malawi to address the poverty and hardship endured by the countryโ€™s orphans and vulnerable children.

In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of exaggerating her contributions to the impoverished country and unreasonably demanding special treatment during a tour there. The pop star denied the accusations. On a visit to Malawi in late 2014, she met newly elected President Peter Mutharika as well as the father of her adopted, Malawi-born son.

Mwale noted that the pop star has raised $7.5 million for her latest project in Malawi, the construction of a pediatric surgery ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. The ward is scheduled to open early next year.

AP

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Madonna granted permission to adopt two children from Malawi

Madonna has been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi, a court spokesperson has announced.
The country’s High Court made the ruling today.
The singer already has two children from the African country – David, adopted in 2006, and Mercy, adopted in 2009.
Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was given.
“In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers,” Mr Mvula said.
But less than two weeks ago Madonna denied reports she’d applied to adopt any more children, during a charity visit to Malawi.
On 25 January, a Malawian government spokesperson told news outlets the 58-year-old singer had appeared in court and had “filed an application expressing interest” to adopt two children.
But Madonna said she was only there for charity purposes.
“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.”
Madonna founded the children’s charity Raising Malawi in 2006, the same year she adopted David.
Last summer she took David and Mercy to visit the orphanages where they lived before being adopted.
The star has two other children – Lourdes and Rocco – from previous relationships.

BBC

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Madonna’s Instagram: Mr. Baldwin

Fly to see this film! โœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ I Am Not Your Negro! ๐ŸŽฅ A Masterpiece. Poetic. Brutal.Inspiring! “History is not the Past its the Present” ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป GOD BLESS YOU MR. BALDWIN. โ™ฅ๏ธ And thanks to everyone who worked on it. โ™ฅ๏ธ Genius Rebel โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Madonna’s Instagram: James Baldwin Doc

Looking Forward to the Release of this documentary about one of my Heroes !!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ™ฅ๏ธ. James Baldwin!! Released in Theaters This Weekend! Feb 3rd! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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Rumour: Madonna had a secret fling with Drake

The Canadian rapper, who opened his UK tour at Londonโ€™s O2 Arena last night, hooked up with the popstar in 2015 but vowed to keep it secret.

At 30 years old, Drake is 28 years younger than Madonna, who turned 58 in August.

Their romance started before their infamous awkward on-stage kiss at US music festival Coachella, which prompted the pair to have a public fall-out.

A source close to Madonna said: โ€œEveryone in Madonnaโ€™s circle was totally aware there was a brief fling between Madonna and Drake in 2015.

โ€œThey knew it wasnโ€™t going to last forever obviously but both of them were single at the time.

โ€œThere was definitely a massive attraction between them.

โ€œDrake has a track record with older women too so Madonna is absolutely his type.

โ€œThey had fun together but kept it strictly secret. Neither of them ever plan to discuss it.โ€

Madonna / Drake kiss

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