[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."]
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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