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Elton John Wants to adopt a boy

Original post made by Censored, Downtown, on Sep 12, 2009

Elton says he wants to adopt boy

Sir Elton said he and partner David Furnish had often discussed adoption.

Sir Elton John has said he wants to adopt a toddler he met during a visit to an orphanage in Ukraine.

The 62-year-old singer had performed at the orphanage, where some of the children's parents had died of Aids.

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

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And the point of this thread is........


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

If Elton can give a child a good home, go for it! All best and I hope the child has a long and happy life!


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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My only concern would be his age...at 62 adopting a toddler? I suppose that he has the money for lots of help and perhaps his partner is younger.


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Posted by Grace
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I agree with Julie -- he might well be turned down for his age, but it seems his heart is in the right place. Many people in the U.S. (including some family friends, who regrettably, could not have children of their own) and despite concerns regarding fetal alcohol syndrome (which is a concern with children from this region), their lives have been richer and I believe the childrens' lives have been as well. And I think of a house filled with music, laughter and imagination, when I think of Elton John.


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Posted by Grace
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Sorry, clarification: that should have read "Many people in the U.S. (including some family friends, who regrettably, could not have children of their own) have adopted from the Ukraine, and despite concerns regarding fetal alcohol syndrome (which is a concern with children from this region), their lives have been richer and I believe the childrens' lives have been as well.

"must be the clouds in my eyes" that I left that part out.


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Posted by mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

In this case, age should have nothing to do with it. The child's life would be FAR improved by being adopted and should Elton's age result in early death, not only is David capable of caring for the boy, but I'm sure Elton and his husband would provide for him under any other extenuating circumstance.

It is a win win situation.


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