Meet Benjamin Carpenter, a caring 33-year-old from Shepley, West Yorkshire, known across the UK as a truly inspiring person.
This is because of four adorable but sadly disabled children that this single gay dad has adopted to help them grow up in a better world.
Meet Benjamin Carpenter – a 33-year-old man who is widely known around the UK for his kind heart
Benjamin admits that from a very young age he had the desire to be parents. “Growing up in a religious family, I always had a loving disposition, adoption was always at the forefront of my thinking, as having biological children was never a priority for me,” Carpenter told Unilad. “Children with additional needs are often overlooked and in many cases classified as ‘difficult to place’, but I fully and completely accept that not everyone can care for a child or children with additional needs and that this It should be so. Be true to yourself, if you are on the path of adoption, what type of children, in your opinion, is best suited to you and your family? ”
The reason behind it is four adorable but, sadly, disabled children who this single gay dad adopted to help them grow in a better world
Benjamin’s journey began 10 years ago when he first adopted his oldest son, Jack. The boy is now 10 years old, has autism and OCD, which means that the whole family must adjust to Jack’s needs on a daily basis. Ruby, 6, has mobility problems and physical disabilities.
Lilly, 5, is Ruby’s biological half-sister, who is also deaf and severely disabled. The whole family has learned British Sign Language (BSL) in order to communicate effectively with him. The youngest member of this family is 2-year-old Joseph, who has Down syndrome and many complex needs related to it.
“Growing up within a religious family I always had a caring disposition instilled in me, adoption was always at the forefront of my mind as having biological children was never a priority for me”
It took Benjamin three years to convince authorities that he was serious about adoption and to become one of the youngest gay men in the country to adopt a child. This super dad says this is all fraught with difficulties and he still hears many different opinions about being a single gay dad, but he couldn’t be happier with choosing him. “I often get casual comments like ‘it’s not okay’ and ‘because you’re gay, all kids are going to be gay, right? says Ben. “For me, these are just comments that I can deal with. I find myself correcting stupid and naive comments. To be honest, 70%
Benjamin’s journey began 10 years ago when he first adopted his oldest child, Jack
However, Benjamin admits that the world and his views are changing and he is open to the idea of adopting a fifth child. “For me, all my children give me absolute joy! I wake up in the morning and wonder what my life would be like without children. I know it would be empty, that’s for sure! ”
The boy is now 10-years-old, he has autism and OCD which means that the whole family should adapt daily to Jack’s needs
6-year-old Ruby has mobility issues and physical disabilities
5-year-old Lilly is Ruby’s biological half-sister who is deaf and severely impaired, too. The whole family has learned British Sign Language in order to communicate with her
The youngest member of this family is 2-year-old Joseph who has Down’s syndrome and many complex needs associated with it
It took 3 years for Ben to convince authorities that he is really serious about adoption, and to become one of the youngest gay men in the country to adopt a child
This super-dad says that all this comes with struggles and he still hears a lot of different opinions of being a single gay dad, but he couldn’t be happier with his choice
“For me, all my children bring me the absolute joy! I wake up in the morning and think what would my life be like without children? I know it would be empty that’s for sure!”