September 23rd, 2009
08:16 AM ET

Let Elton John and his partner adopt

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/09/23/behar.gay.adoption/art.joy.behar.jpg caption="Joy Behar says Ukranian officials are wrong to try to block Elton John from adopting a 14-month-old boy."]
Joy Behar

On a recent tour of a Ukrainian orphanage, Elton John and his partner met Lev, a 14-month old HIV-positive boy.

They immediately fell in love with the child, but their possible bid to adopt the adorable tiny dancer was rejected by Yuriy Pavlenko, Ukraine's Family, Youth and Sports Minister.

Mr. Pavlenko, here are some tips about family, youth and sports. Family doesn't mean a huddle of orphans sharing a few soiled mattresses, it's not youth if you die of AIDS before you reach kindergarten, and wrestling over dinner scraps is not a sport.

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  1. JD

    Let the child decide .....( too soon now .... but asap when capable) if he would like to be with someone who will love and take good care of him or if he would like to remain an orphan who needs medical care

    September 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm |