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I never expected what would happen after my son asked to ‘give to kids in the hospital’ for his 15th birthday!
Anthony Mutabazi doesn’t ever ask for much. He’s happy with a video game now and then, maybe a Lego set, and he’ll always take a meal (he just turned 15, after all)!
I Drove 100 Miles To Surprise My Kids!
“One of the most transformational things I’ve experienced in my own life is the power of words of affirmation. I found a way to deliver the message even when my kids can't hear me."
Single Dad Takes in 2 More Foster Kids and Pulls Off Dream Bedroom Makeover. Kids’ Reaction Is Heartwarming.
“When I got the call, I just couldn’t say ‘no’!” Peter Mutabazi is no stranger to fostering kids. He’s fostered 16 over the last 4 years and adopted 1, his son Anthony. Having recently taken in a 17-year old, he...
Dad’s First Time Shopping With A 17 Year Old Foster Teen
Shopping at Costco, for anyone, is an adventure in it of itself. Add a 17 year old into the mix who’s never been, and things get even more interesting (and entertaining). Single Foster Dad, Peter Mutabazi experienced just that when...
Books for Current and Aspiring Foster and Adoptive Parents
One of the greatest resources for foster and adoptive parents is other foster and adoptive parents. That's why I sat down with my good friend Mylane to answer many of your questions in a 2 part series. Watch part 1: Here...
Peter and Anthony Have Just Taken in A Foster Teen And Now They’re Sharing Affirmations For All Races
One loving father is a stellar example of what it’s like to be happily blind to skin color—and he hopes his story can inspire everyone to understand that transracial adoption is just as natural when the parent is black and child is white.
Saying Goodbye: A Foster Dad's Journey
‘We’re going to miss you. Will you visit us one day?’ It was time to take them home to their parents, for good. As I drove away, the tears came flooding.’: Single foster dad shares emotional reunification journey.
My Son's Shocking Request
The mind of a teenage boy can truly be a mystery, especially when it comes to making decisions and seeing them through.
Saying Goodbye. “This is the part of fostering that stinks. I’ve been crying for days leading up to this moment.”

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during lockdown, Peter Mutabazi and his son Anthony received a call they never expected. “Would you be willing to take in a 7-year-old boy during quarantine?”

Aging Out Teen Finds A Home

10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as Peter Mutabazi was enjoying some relaxation over the holiday season, his son brought up an idea that would challenge him to consider the next steps for him and his family.

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...