Thursday, 15 October 2009
SIR ELTON JOHN VISITS AFRICA TO FIND BOY TO ADOPT
Sigh! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted a black baby, then Madonna followed suit. Now, Sir Elton John has extended his search for a child. The musician's civil partner, David Furnish, told a British newspaper the Daily Telegraph that the couple have considered adopting a boy in Africa.
"We were in Africa for the [Sir Elton John] Aids Foundation and met a boy, and immediately thought about adopting him," the film producer disclosed at the launch of Stephen Calloway's book Gosling: Classic Design for Contemporary Interiors, at the Ritz. Unlike Madonna, who adopted David Banda, a Malawian boy still in touch with his father, Furnish, 46, said they decided not to proceed.
"When we found out he had a maternal grandmother, and brother and sister, we realised it wouldn't be the right thing to take him away from the family he had there," he said.