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They were subsequently taken into an orphanage. According to Malawi's judiciary spokesperson, the girls are named Sella and Esther. They will join Madonna's other two adopted children, ten year old David and ten year old Mercy, who were also adopted from Malawi in 2006 and 2009.
It doesn't exactly come as a surprise that Madonna was adopting again from the country. She visited the country in January and the Associated Press reported that she was applying to adopt two children. However, at the time, Madonna denied those reports, saying that she was only in the country to check on the progress of a children's hospital she is building, and to check on her charity, Raising Malawi.
We know now, though, that the plans were actually in the works at that time. Reports also say that the twins' birth father was in the courtroom at the time that Madonna was cleared to adopt the girls. We wish this family lots of love and happiness as they settle into their new roles together.