Not everybody possesses the capacity to adopt a child. But it is precisely this type of person that we want to tell you about in this post. After he met Tony, Peter Mutabazi became a foster-dad. And they grew into a family after a while. Not only on paper but also in their souls. What makes them father and son is friendship, encouragement and going through all together.
A foster dad
Peter himself knows what welcoming entails. And that’s the reason he wanted to become a foster dad.
I know I have been given so much and it was my time to bless others. I was also one of those kids who was rescued by a stranger And he loved me as his own. I had to do the same for other kids that needed the basics, like love and safety
Peter meets Tony
He fostered several children, and met Tony one day.
He had been abandoned at the hospital and my social worker asked me if I could help and take him in for the weekend. Peter Mutabazi
Tony came to Peter’s house and it did not take long for him to agree to adopt him.
I knew I wanted to adopt him 3 days after he arrived at my house, especially once I heard the whole story from the social worker as she came to pick him up that Monday. Peter Mutabazi
Birth-parents abandoned Tony at the age of 2. He was adopted by one person when he was 4. They left him in hospital at the age of 11. Peter was unable to leave Tony on his own and went through adopting him. And in the end they became a family.
Being a father
Dad and son are both glad to be together.
I can be there for my son in good and bad moments. I can protect him and provide everything he needs and I am humbled that he could call me dad Peter Mutabazi
Peter also explains how life changes when you welcome a child — an significant reminder to those considering adoption.
The adoption will change the parent sometimes, more than it does the child. You learn to be patient, kind, and loving in times when it’s not there. You learn quickly that is about the child, not you and you learn so much about trauma and how to love the child through it all. Peter Mutabazi