According to Google, there are 120,000 orphans in the Ukraine with AT LEAST 100,000 more in state care.
That’s a LOT of orphans floating around over there, hanging out and over-saturating the system. Poor souls waiting to love and be loved.
The conditions are horrible and cramped in many of these orphanages, forcing some of the orphans, as young as 14, out onto the street. Because, you see, they are orphans. They have no where to go. So they end up turning to a life of crime and prostitution. Approximately 10% of these wandering souls end up committing suicide. Perhaps those are the lucky ones, eh?
Enter Elton John and long time partner David Furnish. Bound together in one of the first legal gay marriages in the UK. So yeah, they are husband and husband. Sign, sealed and delivered. They became one.
The couple go on this tour over in eastern Ukraine. They visit this hospital for HIV infected children. And they find 14 month old Lev.
They fall in love with him. AIDS and all. And they decide that it’s time in their marriage to have children. They make a decision…
They want Lev.
But…adoption rules in the Ukraine across the board are, you can’t be single and you can be no more than 45 years older than the child you want to adopt.
So they aren’t allowed to take little Lev home. Because, according to Family, Youth and Sports Minister of the Ukraine, Yuriy Pavlenko, Elton John is too old. And not only that but…they really aren’t a “traditional” couple.
He is infected with HIV. He is 14 months old. His chances of ever getting adopted are probably slim to none. And that is more acceptable than John and his partner being too old and too gay?
That poor baby was given a chance to have a nice life. With a very nice couple. Who, according the the United Kingdom, are indeed married. But instead, Lev should rot and die in the Ukraine orphanage system?
Isn’t that complete BULLSHIT???
With over 200,000 children in that particular system, doesn’t it make sense to change the rules, just a little bit?
ANYONE, if they are lucky, can have a baby.
But people that REALLY WANT one. A couple that would be able to take care of that child…aren’t allowed to adopt him?
Seems completely backwards to me.
One would think that the Ukraine would welcome the opportunity to be able to give the chance of a normal life to their orphans.
Or maybe not?
It’s a shame. *shakes head*