- Peter Kipkorir says he has never met his father but was once told that he died in 2007
- The 27-year-old third born in a family of four said he is the breadwinner of the four siblings
- Kipkorir's mom passed on in 2005 after a short illness
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A 27-year-old man has opened up about his struggles to belong in a family and now wants to be adopted.
Peter Kipkorir said growing up, he only knew his mother and grandmother and has never met his father.
"I was born in Narok but I have lived in Nakuru for the past 12 years," Kipkorir said.
Kipkorir is the third born in a family of four. He said he and his siblings have struggled through life and with no one to look up to. His mother died in 2005 after a short illness.
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"I remember it was on a Thursday and the church elders were at home for their weekly prayers. My mom just collapsed and was rushed to hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after," he narrated.
Kipkorir wants to be adopted
Kipkorir works as a house manager in Nakuru.
"I also double up as a driver for my boss as I manage her house," he mentioned.
As to why he wanted to be adopted, Kipkorir said his heart is broken.
"I just want to belong to a family. My heart is broken, I just need to feel loved," he said.
Adoption procedure in Kenya
In a previous interview, the chairperson of the Adoptive Families Association of Kenya, Grace Wanunda, said that the maximum age of adoption is 17 years in Kenya.
"Once you are an adult, you can't be adopted," she noted.
Family's battle to adopt girl they rescued 20 years ago
In a related story, YEN.com.gh highlighted story of a family that was seeking to legally adopt a little girl they found at their gate 20 years ago.
In 2001, the family discovered a baby in the arms of a young girl; someone put her there and disappeared into thin air.
The family said they attempted to adopt the young girl, Remi, but there was a problem with the process, and the court nullified it.
Although the young girl is now 20 years old and they have accepted her as their own, the family is still struggling with the adoption process.