Sep 14, 2009
Wow, a lot happened over the weekend, and me with a busted computer...Sorry for the overposting. Let's start with some celebrity news. According to YahooNews, pop legend Elton John and his partner are looking to adopt Lev, a Ukrainian toddler they met recently at an orphanage that houses children who's parents have died from AIDS.
Elton John acknowledged bureaucratic hurdles may make adoption of a Ukrainian child impossible, citing the lack of a formal adoption protocol between England and the Ukraine as a serious potential problem. He did not acknowledge the fact that any bureacratic procedure in Ukraine is in fact a hurdle only surmounted with lots and lots of money, but I'm doing that for him right now. Meanwhile EJ hopes his partner will be able to make some headway as a Canadian citizen, since Ukrainian-Canadian relations are much better than Ukrainian-British relations.
Update: Ukraine's minister for family affairs said today that Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married. Not shocking.