When we come across genuine and selfless people, they remind us that there is still hope for humankind. A widowed foster father in Los Angeles started adopting terminally ill children. He has been doing so for over twenty years.
This wonderful, kind-hearted man ensures that these children get the love and care that they deserve, as long as they live. Mohamed Bzeek is a 65-year-old man who adopts terminally ill children so they don’t die lonely and alone.
Mohamed Bzeek emigrated from Libya forty years ago and became an American citizen in around 1997. Together with his late wife, Mohamed decided to adopt orphans who were left in hospitals or taken from their families by the state due to pressure and violence.
Up to now, he has adopted 80 children. Ten of them left the world when they were in his arms. Even though it is hard, he deals with the pain of losing these children and continues this selflessly.
Even when the Los Angeles DCFS calls him regarding an orphan, he doesn’t think twice about taking a child in. Mohamed takes great pains to ensure that they feel safe and loved in a family atmosphere until they leave the world. Isn’t he just a god in disguise?
He loves the kids like his own. Mohamed is also responsible for raising his own son, who suffers from dwarfism and osteogenesis imperfecta. He can relate to how the children feel because he was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.
He had no family at the time, so he was scared and lonely. Therefore, Mohamed doesn’t want these terminally ill kids to feel the same way that he did back then. Margaret Cotts created a GoFundMe page to support this incredible man. So far, they have collected roughly $700,000.
Don’t you just love stories of selfless people? Here we have a foster mom who raised about 600 children in 50 years. She has such a big heart that she took in children regardless of their medical condition or age.
To read more about this wonderful foster mom Linda Herring, click here.
Have you ever thought of fostering children and have no idea how to go about it?
Here are a few tips of the process, but keep in mind that every country has different requirements;
Complete an application, which I believe can be done online.
You would have to complete a Family Evaluation, which would determine your readiness.
Before any child can be placed in your home, you must complete about 20 hours of training.
Complete background checks are done on you and your family.
A social worker will have to complete a Home Environment Assessment.
Requirements of Foster parents requires a great deal of love, compromise, endurance, and acceptance.
The world needs more people like Mohamed. For more info here.