Celebaby: Meet Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Unless you can't get your head around two-father families, or have a heart of stone, tell me that this family photo doesn't make you smile! It does me - and just because their dynamic is different from the majority doesn't, as far as I'm concerned, make it wrong.
What I see are two loving parents with their boys and I'm really glad that both Elton and David are happy to share their thoughts, feelings and pictures with the world. It's lovely to read how Zachary and Elijah have changed their lives:
Zachary and Elijah are, at the very least, half brothers as their egg donor is the same lady. There's speculation as to whether the same lady actually carried both boys, and both David or Elton could be the genetic father - although, Elton is listed as Elijah's father on his birth certificate, so the rumour mill are all of a tizzy that this may mean Elton is.
The other thing that warms my heart is how Elton and David view their surrogate:
"She is a wonderful, kind and loving woman, who we love like a sister. We have a very close bond with her and were in constant touch throughout the pregnancy, getting updates, seeing scans and sharing all the little details that make those nine months so exciting.
She has given us two amazing gifts and we in turn have a duty of care to her and are fiercely protective of her anonymity."
Speaking about becoming a father (again), Elton said this, in a recent interview with Hello! magazine:
"I have learned that a parent’s capacity for love is endless. When another child is born, our depth of love just grows deeper and wider, so it was very emotional."
David went on to say:
"Throughout our lives we have both loved and been loved, but the love of a parent for his or her child is different to anything else, as all parents will know. You find new depths of love, and experience pure joy. Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable.
The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement."
I'm thrilled for them - they're such a wonderfully cute family.
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