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LGBT couple who adopted three children with disabilities urges others to do same

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parenting.But life does not work that way and 10 years later the two are the proud adopters of Nathaniel, 11, and brothers Oliver, eight, and Charlie, seven, who all have a range of disabilities.Phil, who works in the local council, held back tears of pride when he spoke to Metro.co.uk about his children and how they have all developed over the years.‘Look beyond the paperwork, see the possibilities and go meet the children who have disabilities,’ he said giving advice to other potential adopters. ‘You will get loads of firsts with a child with disabilities that you will not get with other children.

It sounds bizarre but you might not necessarily see their first steps – in our case we didn’t. ‘But we taught our youngest, Charlie, to eat food again as he was very restricted before.

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