Malaysian actress-singer Elyana adopts baby with Down syndrome

Singer-actress Elyana has adopted a baby boy with Down syndrome whom she has named Tulus, Kosmo! reported.

Elyana, whose real name is Erneelya Elyana Emrizal, announced this on her Instagram account.

“Yes, this is my adopted child. To me, he is the same as my biological child, only that I did not give birth to him,” said the 31-year-old.

She also has a seven-year-old daughter, Cinta Sumayyah, with husband Khairul Anuar Husin.

She said her son was now almost two months old and that her daughter loved him, and did not show any sign of jealousy.

Elyana, who has been battling stage four lymphoma cancer for the past seven years, had to undergo an abortion in March on her doctor’s advice, and had expressed her desire to adopt a child ever since.