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Teen who was Abandoned Twice Has Finally Found His New Father



  • Tony was abandoned twice — by his birth parents and his adoptive parents.
  • Peter, who grew up enduring abuse himself, was so moved with Tony’s story that he decided to adopt him.
  • It turned out to be the best thing that happened to both of their lives.

Tony had spent years in foster care wondering if he could still find a family who will give him unconditional love.

Peter Mutabazi from Charlotte, North Carolina, grew up the same. He was born in a poor family from Uganda and had to endure abuse during a rough start in life. Now, at 37, he could very much understand Tony’s yearning for a better life — and he knew he had to do something to help.

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Peter ran away from home when he was only 10 years old. He was eventually taken in by a family. He later moved to the U.S. and joined World Vision United States — a nonprofit organization that helps poverty-stricken children and families. 

For three years, Peter fostered a total of 12 kids — until he met Tony, with whom he couldn’t endure to part ways.

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Tony was given up twice. The first time was when his biological parents abandoned him when he was only 2 years old. His adoptive parents, who adopted him at 4 years old, did the same when he was 11 — they just left him at a hospital and never came back.

In January 2018, Tony was supposed to stay for only two days in Peter’s home. But after hearing what he had been through, Peter was so moved and decided to have him stay.

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“By that time, I was crying,” Peter recalled to GMA. “I thought, ‘Who would do that?’ Once I knew the parents’ rights were signed off and he had nowhere to go, I [knew] I had to take him.”

It turned out to be one of the best things that happened in Peter’s life. Both of them have common interests and Tony learned to trust his foster-father easily, regardless of his traumatizing past.

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“He’s the nicest, smartest kid I’ve ever had,” Peter shared. “From day one, he’s always called me ‘dad.’”

On November 12, 2019, Peter became Tony’s dad officially! 

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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 short coming. “Little souls find their way to you, whether their from your womb or someone elses.” I found my little/big soul today! ???????? ❤️. Photographer by @zcolet #fosterdads #fosterdad #hopetoadopt #foreverlove #foreverhome #adopt #adoptionrocks #adoptionday #adoptionawarenessmonth #adoptions #adoptionstories #adoptioncommunity #adoptionannouncement #adoptionsaveslives #adoptionawareness #adoptionisbeautiful #adoptionisanoption #adoptme #adopted #adopting #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #adoptivefamilies

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Congratulations to both of them! We know that there is nothing they cannot conquer now that they have each other as father and son.

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