British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happy

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happy

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Many Britons have heard about the 33-year-old Englishman Benjamin Carpenter from the town of Shipley, in West Yorkshire: his example is truly inspiring. He always dreamed of becoming a father, but due to his non-traditional sexual orientation and the lack of a permanent partner, he decided that adoption would be the best way out. After all, there are so many orphans in the world who need parental affection.

It took Benjamin three years to convince the guardianship authorities that he could be trusted with the kids. Now he has a big family: he takes care of four children with special needs.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happy

Source: Gays with Kids

Meet Benjamin Carpenter, a 33-year-old Briton who, thanks to his kind heart, is well known in his homeland.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happy

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyNow Benjamin is raising four foster children with special needs. And although none of them are genetically related to him, Carpenter wants to give each of these kids a chance at a happy life. At the same time, it took him three years to convince the guardianship services of the seriousness of his intentions.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyBenjamin began his journey to fatherhood with many children in 2008, when he adopted his first child, a boy named Jack. Jack is now ten years old. He suffers from autism and autoimmune obsessive-compulsive disorder.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyLittle Ruby is 6 years old. She was born with Robin's anomaly — a congenital malformation of the maxillofacial region. In addition, she has no radial bones in her hands. The girl also suffers from scoliosis and vision problems.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happy5-year-old Lilly, Ruby's half-sister, deaf from birth. So the whole family learned sign language to communicate with Lilly.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyThe youngest in the family is 2—year-old Joseph. The boy has Down syndrome, as well as a colostomy — an artificial anus, so the baby is forced to walk with a colostomy bag.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyWhen Benjamin sheltered Jack, he became one of the youngest gay men in the UK to adopt a child — he was only 23 years old.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyBenjamin admits that, despite the fame and mass support, he often has to face difficulties in communication — sidelong glances, remarks and prejudices.

British gay adopted four disabled children and is immensely happyAccording to Carpenter, he is completely satisfied with the choice he made.

Keywords: Britain | Gay | Disabled | Father | Adoption

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