Some Families

Adopting Six Children with Complex Needs; The Single Dad who Started Adopting at 21

from Some Families | Published 6/14/2021

We meet Benjamin Carpenter in this week’s episode. Stu caught up with adoptive Dad to six children with additional and complex needs. Benjamin talks about being the youngest single gay male adopter, as he wanted to adopt when he was 21, he discusses how he ended up adopting six children and the devastating loss of his son. Lotte and Stu catch up on meeting ally parents, and being misgendered. Some Families is a StoryHunter Production See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Some Families is a podcast dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional and true stories from a diverse range of families with the series exploring all routes to queer parenthood including adoption, IUI and IVF donor insemination, surrogacy and co-parenting. The series also explores many different topics such as transitioning gender as a parent, growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, fostering, raising disabled children and general day to day parenting highs and lows – all through a queer parenting lens.Some Families is a StoryHunter Production. See for privacy and opt-out information.