London, September 14 (ANI): Elton john may need to overcome legal hurdles before he gets to adopt the Ukranian child he recently said he wishes to take home.
According to the national laws of the country, the ‘Candle in the Wind’ hitmaker and his partner David Furnish are too old to adopt 14-month-old Lev, as the law does not allow parents 45 years older than the child to adopt.
Also, same-sex couples are restricted from adopting a child.
Moreover, it has emerged that even if Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko were to allow the singer to adopt the kid, then he would have to take his brother too.
The singer was unaware of the legalities involved when he expressed the desire to be the child’s guardian.
He had said: “I don’t know what the procedure is to adopt a boy from the Ukraine.”
In case he manages to adopt Lev, then the boy will have his Christian name as his middle name under Ukrainian law.
He may be called Lev Eltonovich John and if the adoption is in the singer’s real name then, Lev Reginaldovich Dwight.
John was impressed with the child when he recently visited an orphanage. (ANI)