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Fatherhood is the “Most Rewarding, Fulfilling” Job, Even in The Face of Discrimination Richard Kalasky & Carlos Hill ~ Cherokee County

Richard Kalasky says being a father has been the “most rewarding, fulfilling, and hardest thing” he and his husband Carlos have done.

Carlos and Richard are the proud parents of two adopted children and have fostered six children. The Georgia legislature’s attempt earlier this year to pass a law legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination against potential adoptive parents hit them especially hard.

And the daily threat of discrimination, Richard says, makes the hard job of parenting even harder for the both of them.

“Discrimination, whether through looks or comments, in our daily lives, proves the need for us to be strong fathers in the face of adversity, and beacons of hope and knowledge for those whom need it.”

“Discrimination, whether through looks or comments, in our daily lives, proves the need for us to be strong fathers in the face of adversity, and beacons of hope and knowledge for those whom need it.”
–RICHARD KALASKY

Richard says they try to turn instances of discrimination as a chance to educate, especially for their two children.

“Even at their young age, we use moments of discrimination as teachable moments, hope that in our journey of fatherhood we are able to raise socially conscious and loving little humans.”

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