WATCH: Steve and Kris become a family of 4, following adoption of Ben, they are now fostering a girl
The first homosexual couple in Malta to adopt a baby, Kris Grima and Steve Vella, apart from raising Ben, who has Down’s Syndrome, are now fostering a two-year-old girl. The couple said that they are extremely happy to see Ben growing up in a loving environment, and that is why they felt that they should give a better life to a child who was living in a very difficult situation.
Ben, who has now been living with Steve and Kris for the last two years, has a captivating smile which shows that he is happy to be living and growing up in such a beautiful environment.
This couple wanted to adopt right away, but did not manage immediately, until Ben came along. Because he has Down’s Syndrome, he could be adopted because no heterosexual couple wanted to adopt him.
Following the joy they experienced after adopting Ben, Steve and Kris decided to foster another child.
“First of all we had the space and the time. Ben has taught us a lot and we have always wanted a girl. Before Ben came along, we had completed the fostering course and that is how we ended up fostering this little girl.”
Kris and Steve have adapted their home to accommodate the two children, with a room where they can paint and write on one of the walls which is used as a black board, where they can play, read and even learn. Kris said that through the fostering of the little girl, Ben has also gained a lot while the little girl has become calmer and happier. .
Kris Grima said, “I think ever since we have brought our foster child into our home, Ben is copying certain things from her, and has improved, while she has improved from a social aspect.”
This couple told us that nothing brings them more happiness than seeing these children grow up in the healthiest way possible.
Steve Vella said, “I cannot imagine myself without our son, and now with the little girl – my life is complete.”
We left Kris and Steve with Ben and the little girl to spend some quality time together, in a home which is filled with much love and affection.