Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Lev Saga Continues...


The father of the Ukrainian boy SIR ELTON JOHN dreamed of adopting wants the singer to take the tot to Britain - so he can come along too.

John and his partner David Furnish wanted to take 15-month-old Lev back to England after meeting him during a visit to an orphanage in Makeeva, Ukraine last month (Sep09). 

The country has a ban on gay couples fostering children so the couple was forced to give up on their dream of parenting Lev. 

His alcoholic mother Marina revealed she wanted the tot back in her care - but his father Sergey also wants to play a part in Lev's life. 

Sergey has pleaded with John and Furnish to look after the youngster - and to help him escape his impoverished lifestyle. 

Sergey says, "I'm not against the idea of Elton becoming a guardian. I would be willing to meet Elton and talk about it. 
"I don't mind my boy going to Britain to be with Elton - as long as I can go too, so I can take care of him. 

"I know Elton is a rich man. Maybe he could help Marina and me and the boys get a flat so we could be a family again. That would be ideal. And if Elton could buy me a shoe shop, that would be great."

- Contact Music

The mother of a 15-month-old Ukrainian boy that Elton John wanted to adopt has pleaded with the star to drop his plans, according to a report Monday.

The mother, known only as Marina, told the Sun newspaper that she wanted to get her life back on track so that she could retrieve her son from the Ukrainian orphanage where he now lives.

"I love him so much and desperately want him back so I can hold him," she told the tabloid in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.

The woman, an impoverished alcoholic who is HIV positive, had both of her children taken away from her by social workers, according to the newspaper.

"I know Elton fell in love with my Lev. I saw him holding him and kissing him on TV and in the newspapers. I understand Elton's feelings. Lev is a very funny and cheerful boy. It's impossible not to love him," she said.

"But I'm going to overcome my problems. I so much want my babies back."

- AFP

1 comment:

Ems said...

So what ended up happening with the baby Lev saga? Did the mother give up the bolli and get him back?