Gang’s all here! Madonna posted a rare photo with all six of her children in July 2018 as the group visited the Malawi hospital she built one year after its opening.
The shot featured Lourdes, her adult daughter with ex Carlos Leon, Rocco, her teenage son with ex Guy Ritchie, son David and daughters Mercy, Estere and Stella, all adopted from Malawi.
Double the love! Confirming Estere and Stella’s adoption from Malawi in 2017, Madonna wrote, “I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself holding hands with her daughters. “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible.”
In July 2017, Madonna opened Malawi’s first-ever pediatric surgery and intensive care center, which she named The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, after her daughter. At the opening ceremony, the pop icon opened up about Mercy, who was suffering from malaria when Madonna first met and eventually adopted the then-4-year-old girl.
“I fought for Mercy, and I won. It wasn’t easy,” Madonna said. “And with the blood, sweat, and tears of so many people here today, we fought for this hospital — and we won. So I’m here to say: never, ever give up on your dreams. Never stop fighting for what you believe in. And finally: Love conquers all.”