Adam’s Story Part 2: What family means to me
In part 2 of his story, Adam, who has been in foster care since he was 14, now in his twenties talks about his foster family and what he has achieved with their support. (Go back to part 1)
Six years is a very long time. I travelled across Europe, I met the future King, I’ve graduated from university, I get to talk about all my life to others who really want to make a difference and I made great friends and memories…thanks to my new family.
Family is something I have never really comprehended. What is a family? Why do we have one? What is really the purpose of a Mum or Dad? Do you really need to see your grandparents every weekend?
Family is “a group consisting of two parents and their children living”. I live with a very kind, thoughtful and caring man. A family does not need to be related. A man who would lead me down a road very much created by his love, as much as my hard work. A family should be a group of people that love and care for each other.
My friends ask me, if I call him Dad and I say no. He is so much more than that. He is a mum and dad and a family wrapped into one. I do not know what family is but this great man is the closest I will ever get to it.