A woman with cerebral palsy, who feared she might not become a mother due to her condition, is now encouraging other people with disabilities to adopt. Ash Watts and husband Graham say their house has been “full of joy” since bringing home their little boy.
Ash had always dreamed of starting a family but was warned that pregnancy could result in health risks. She was also worried that she might be rejected from adopting due to her disability.
After seeking advice from charity and adoption agency Adoption Matters, Ash, 42, and Graham, 40, welcomed their son home in September 2021. Bill, now four, has a rare chromosome condition but Ash says she is in a “strong position” to guide him through life as she understands what it is like with a disability.