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