Peter Mubatazi, adopted a 13-year-old boy, Tony Mutabazi as his son, who was even ab-andoned by his parents. He legally adopted him as soon as he learned about the traumatizing past of the boy. Peter Mubatazi, a foster parent, decides to become his ‘dad’ forever. The heartwarming story of family and the love of the father and son duo is an inspiration for many people around the world.
The moment they met, Peter Mubatazi knows that he would become his father. Peter Mubatazi, Charlotte, was hailed from a different continent and has a rough childhood. He grew up in Uganda, in very poor condition. He didn’t have a good childhood and soon he had to run away from his home and become a street kid.
Peter said, when people called him foster parent, he remembers, how he was rescued and was taken in when he needed it the most, and so he could understand the condition of these kids. He said, “How can I not give back?”. Someone has stepped into his life to helping him and now it’s his turn to help others and now he has adopted his oldest son.
In 2017, while living in Oklahoma, Peter decided to start fostering. Initially, he was afraid, if he would be a good candidate for being a single man, but he went to the local agency, signed up, and took the classes to qualify as a foster parent. Four months later, he got the license.
Peter believes that it was destined for him to meet Tony and that’s why the two make the perfect father-son pair match right away. Since, the age of 2, Tony has been in foster care and at the age of 4, a couple in Oklahoma adopted him but was soon ab-andoned by them. No one knows the details of his biological parents. At the age of 11, he was again adopted but was ab-andoned in hospital.
It was dev-astating for Tony, to return to the foster care system. He said, “I could not fathom… who could do that.” One day, a foster care worker called Peter and asked him if he could take Tony for the weekend. Peter met Tony and he instantly knew that they are meant to make be a family.
Peter said, “I remember telling him, ‘You can call me Mr. Peter.’ And Tony was like, ‘Can I call you dad?’ As of November 2019, Peter and Tony legally became father and son. Peter wrote in his post on Instagram, “ADOPTED TODAY!!! I was chosen, I was wanted, I was cherished, I grew in his heart, I was the missing piece and I’m loved today despite of my shortcoming. Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.
I found my little/big soul today!”
This is not the end, there was another celebration waiting for them in-store. Two weeks later, Peter became a U.S citizen and he celebrated it with his son, Tony by his side. Peter said, “Today I became an American Citizen: I’m proud, thankful, grateful and hopeful! A dad and U.S citizen in just two weeks can’t describe in words the joy in my heart and house after a long journey,”
Peter gushes about his new son, Tony, who is wise beyond his years and “has read more than 500 books.” He said, “He’s 13 years old, so he thinks he’s 40. He’s a fun kid. He loves to play video games and bike and go places.”