After last month’s whirlwind Elton John adoption saga (in which Sir Elton was determined too old and too gay to adopt by Ukrainian officials), it seemed that, despite adoption laws, there might be a happy outcome for Elton and baby Lev. Now, with Lev’s alcoholic mother refusing to cooperate, the chances of Elton becoming a adoptive father are looking bleak.
The latest deal on the table would allow Elton to be a father-ish figure in Lev’s life, as long as he and partner David Furnish as long as they involve Lev’s mother. To what extent would she need to be involved? That we’ll never know, because she’s refused to work with Sir Elton. Bummer.
Lev’s mother, a 25-year-old alcoholic who’s children were taken by social services, is still alive and believes that she’ll someday become reformed and get her children back. Says the mother:
“I will not give my baby to Elton John for any money.
I understand Elton’s feelings. Lev is a very sunny and cheerful boy. It’s impossible not to love him.
But I’m going to overcome my problems. I so much want my babies back.”
It’s pretty sad all around really. While the mother could choose to allow Elton and David to help raise Lev — and probably get set up in a nice flat in London, all expenses paid — she is clinging to the unlikely hope that she’ll shape up and get her kids back.
I sure hope she does, but in the meantime, why not let Elton and David take an active role in Lev’s life?