Baby Woes

Elton John to Support HIV-Positive Tot

Elton John first met 14-month-old Ukrainian toddler Lev in September, but was refused permission to adopt the boy due to his age (he is 62) and marriage status (though Britain recognizes his gay union, the Ukraine does not). Partner David Furnish says the "massively gutted" musician has, however, channeled some energy into productive action: The pair are working to ensure that Lev and his brother "have the best health care, education, and family options available to them." Furnish noted that the pair intend to campaign for a change to Ukrainian law.