2.2.2 Parents with disabilities
Laurence and Adele Clark are parents of two boys, Tom and Jamie. Both Laurence and Adele have cerebral palsy. They have made a documentary about their experiences as disabled parents.
In this video you can see them (and Laurence’s mother) in the early days at home with their second son, Jamie.
Laurence and Adele are open about the additional challenges of being disabled parents but argue they ‘aren’t special’, they just want to be able to experience one of life’s great elements, being a parent, like everyone else.
Their decision to have children was not taken lightly but may, to some people, seem difficult to understand.
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In the next section, you will think further about the choices surrounding parenthood.