According to one source, Elton John almost adopted an african child.
Sir Elton John
came close to adopting a child during a visit to Africa after forming a
bond with a young boy he met there. The rocker was on a charity trip
with partner DAVID FURNISH. The pair ended up sponsoring the kid and
five other needy children – after deciding it was better to help them
grow up in their natural environments. Furnish reveals, "On a trip to
Africa there was a little boy we met who Elton felt he had a special
connection with and we looked into adoption. But this child had a
family, so we decided it was better if we supported them from here."