Elton John Wants to Adopt Ukrainian Toddler

LONDON (AP) -- Look out Madonna and Angelina Jolie -- pop star Elton John may be joining the ranks of A-list celebrities with adopted children.

John says he wants to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian toddler he met at an orphanage there.

The singer admits it may not be possible because of bureaucratic obstacles but says a young boy named Lev stole his heart during his visit.

John said Saturday night that he and longtime partner David Furnish had often discussed adopting in the past but said he had been reluctant because he is 62 years old and tours frequently.

But he says meeting Lev has changed his mind and that he wants to give the young boy a good future.

He and Furnish are visiting orphanages in Ukraine as part of his AIDS Foundation work.


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