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Why I’m Going Gray and Loving Every Second Of It!
From getting the kids ready for school, daily errands, career, letting the dog out, making sure the dog isn’t chewing something, dinner, family time...single dad, Peter Mutabazi wouldn’t say he’s ‘got it’ but he’s figuring it out day-by-day and sharing his adventures in hopes...
How to survive shopping with a 7-year-old
Single foster dad, Peter Mutabazi has his hands full when he decides to take his 7-year-old on a shopping trip to Costco. Will he survive the multiple requests for snacks and junk food? Will he give in? Will his 7-year-old gorge himself...
“‘No’ is a word I never thought I’d have to use so much!”: Dad’s reaction to teen’s video game bribery plans.
When 14-year-old Anthony Mutabazi noticed the dishwasher hadn’t been unloaded for over a day he hatched a plan. “I’m gonna do this, and then, in return, I’m gonna bribe my dad to buy me a video game” he exclaims with...
“Is this actually going to happen? Am I going to mess this up in any way?” Father-son duo reflect back on 1-year adoption anniversary
​For Peter Mutabazi​, celebrating his 1-year adoption anniversary of his son Anthony was a lifelong dream come true. Peter grew up in Africa, poor. Even as a young child he worked with his mother to help grow enough beans and...
The power of words of affirmation
When single dad Peter Mutabazi realized how powerful words of affirmation were for him, the 13 kids he fostered since 2017, and his adopted son, Anthony, he knew that he wanted to share it with as many kids as possible, especially foster kids. In...
Making a difference without saying a word
It started out as a simple idea that was sparked by Peter Mutabazi’s childhood experiences. Today, Peter is a single foster day who’s fostered 14 kids and adopted 1. Along the way he realized that his kids thrived with words of...
Transracial adoption: 'I've been accused of kidnapping my white child'
By Megha Mohan. Originally published on BBC News Stories of transracial adoption most often feature white families adopting black and Asian children. When the opposite happens, and black and Asian parents adopt white children, officials and members of the public...
THIS UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILY DID THE UNTHINKABLE DURING THE PANDEMIC
As COVID-19 coronavirus became a global pandemic, Peter Mutabazi received a call he never expected; one that would challenge him to dig deep on his own beliefs around what truly makes a family. Peter and his son Anthony had moved to Charlotte...
SINGLE FOSTER, ADOPTIVE DAD SAYS, ‘REMEMBER THE KIDS IN A WORSE PLACE THAN THEY WERE BEFORE’
"They’re stuck with their abuser 24/7, nowhere else to go. For many of us, our biggest problem is toilet paper. For them, it’s life or death." It seems like years since our story blew up, but it was just 22 days...
Unlikely Strangers Come Together To Surprise Adoptive Boy With ‘Furry Friend’
"LET’S DO THIS! Let’s give Anthony a dog!" His trauma will not disappear, but a new friend can interrupt his pain and replace it with love. Haley had no idea why, but she just couldn’t bring herself to take Dixie...
Single Dad Adopts 11-Year-Old Boy From Foster Care After Adoptive Family Abandon Him
At 11, his adoptive parents abandoned him at a hospital, never to return. "Mr. Peter, can I call you my Dad?" I began to cry uncontrollably. Anthony entered foster care at the young age of two and was adopted when...
MAN RESCUED FROM ABUSIVE FAMILY RETURNS FAVOR BY FOSTERING CHILDREN IN NEED
“My father sent me out for cigarettes. I decided to run away. I needed to find a place he’d never find me. I grew up in small village at the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Like most people there, I...