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The couple announced the birth of little Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John late on Monday, Dec. 27. In a joint statement to Us Magazine, the pair gushed, "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents ... We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment."
A representative for the couple has stated that Sir Elton and his partner intend to protect the privacy of their surrogate, but revealed the tot -- who weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces at birth -- was born in California.
Elton John and his partner David Furnish were denied the chance to adopt a 14-month-old HIV-positive child from the Ukraine last year because the pop star was deemed too old and was considered single by local officials. John fell in love with the child during a tour of an orphanage, but the Ukraine's Family, Youth and Sports Minister, Yuriy Pavlenko, ruled adoption was out of the question for the 'Rocket Man,' who, at 62, was almost 20 years older than the country's age limit for becoming a parent to an orphan. Pavlenko also refused to acknowledge Sir Elton and Furnish's legal civil union in Britain.
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