Elton John: I Will Still Support Lev & His Brother

Elton John‘s partner David Furnish says the musician was devastated after not being permitted to adopt a Ukrainian child. However, the Crocodile Rock singer plans to support the boy anyway.

The 62-year-old British pop star met 14-month-old Lev at an orphanage for children who are HIV-positive in September. But his adoption request was rejected due to his age and marital status. Although John and Furnish tied the knot in 2005 in a civil union in England, Ukrainian authorities do not recognize gay unions as marriage.

Furnish revealed on Tuesday that the couple was “massively gutted” by the rejection and added that they are working to ensure that Lev and his brother “have the best health care, education and family options available to them.”

Furnish added that the couple plan to campaign for a change in Ukrainian law.

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  • Keri

    How sweet that he will support the child. This child will have a better life because Elton cares so much about him.

  • cemetree

    that child is so adorable, it saddens me that they would not allow elton to adopt him.

  • Auntie

    It seems that this case should be challenged.

    Elton John may be older but his partner is not, they have more money by far than the average potential adoptive parents and they have been together and stable (no tabloid scandals) for many years.

    The child is suffering because of inaccurate judgements, Elton and David are more than wonderful for carrying on, helping and puttiing the children first despite the prejudice against them.

    Well done and Merry Christmas 🙂

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