{"won":false,"dspId":null} The man adopted 5 disabled children and the great thing came - Break.com

The man adopted 5 disabled children and the great thing came

Articles Jun 14, 2019 23:24

Father's Day is a special day, and it's even more special to Huddersfield. Huddersfield is a single father who has adopted disabled children and will soon adopt the fifth child on this occasion.

35-year-old Ben Carpenter has been dubbed ‘super dad’ by friends and family. He initially wanted to adopt just one child when he was 21 but has since opened his home to five children, all of whom live with a range of health conditions.

The father-of-five has just finalized the adoption of his fifth son, Noah, who has a genetic condition known as Cornelia de Lange syndrome, and Ben won’t rule out helping more kids in need of a home in the future.

The man adopted 5 disabled children and the great thing came
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One-year-old Noah joins his brothers and sisters – 11-year-old Jack, eight-year-old Ruby, six-year-old Lily, and three-year-old Joseph, who have a range of needs, from Autism to Pierre Robin syndrome.

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Ben, who used to work as a social carer, said:

Even at the age of 21 I knew I wanted to be a father as soon as possible – I may have only been young but I’ve always had an old head on my shoulders.

I was convinced with me being single as well that they wouldn’t take me seriously – but I was over the moon when they did.

The man adopted 5 disabled children and the great thing came
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Ben’s background as a carer helped him with the decision, as he said:

Due to previously working with disabled adults and children, I knew it was only right for me to adopt a disabled child because I knew I’d be able to care for them properly.

I originally saw an advertisement from local adoption social services looking for adoptive parents; and I thought, well, they’re not going to want me as a single guy.

But I told them who I was and where I worked and they were really positive and quite enthusiastic about me adopting a child.

Nine years on, I have five children and I wouldn’t change a thing.

The full-time dad said he was never bothered about having biological children, as he believes adopting is just as good.

The man adopted 5 disabled children and the great thing came
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Ben explained:

I’ve never wanted biological children because there’s much, much more than just being biologically linked to a child.

My children are my children – for example they have the same mannerisms as me. Yes, they might not have the same blood as me, but who cares!

While five kids might be a handful for any parent, Ben’s family may continue to grow. He has no current plans to adopt again but says he could see himself fostering kids in the future.

The father-of-five has remained single since he was 21 and isn’t seeking a relationship any time soon. Fatherly duties take precedence in his life, he ‘would walk over hot coals to protect them [his children] and provide for them’.

As Ben put it:

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.

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