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Elton John Wants To Adopt A Baby!

14/09/2009 09:10 | Updated 22 May 2015

Sir Elton John apparently wants to adopt a Ukrainian toddler from an orphanage.

He has his heart set on a 14-month-old boy called Lev after visiting an orphanage for babies with HIV or with parents with the disease.

The ageing pop star and his husband David Furnish "would love" to adopt the boy, Elton said.

"David and I have always talked about adoption," he said. "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I'm 62, and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child.

"But seeing Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that, but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home.

"I've changed my mind today. He's such a scrumptious thing, bless his heart."

Orphanage worker Olga Rudneva told reporters that Elton had said he didn't mind whether Lev was HIV positive.

The toddler's mum apparently lives near the children's home but has not been to see her son since she gave him to the centre.

Elton was promoting his Aids charity in Ukraine and performed his hit single "Circle of Life" to the 80 kids who live at the centre.

Perhaps in that case it's also worth asking Lev if he wants to go and live with the funny singing man.

Elton also said he is inspired to adopt after the death of his close friend and keyboard player Guy Babylon, who died recently from a suspected heart attack.

He said: "It broke my heart because he was such a genius and so young and has two wonderful children. What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to?"

However, Elton and David apparently could have problems adopting. In Ukraine, the rules are that there must not be more than 45 years age difference between a child and its adoptive parents.

But something tells me that if Elton really wants to adopt this boy, the authorities will find a way around that regulation.

What do you think? Would Elton make a good parent? Or is he too old?

Source: AOL News

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