Sunday 22 January 2017

Former Olympian Tessa Sanderson (60) tells of her adoption joy

Laura Harding

Published 16/05/2016 | 02:30

Tessa Sanderson (60), her husband, fellow Olympian Densign White (54) and adopted twins Cassius and Ruby May in this week's Hello! magazine
Tessa Sanderson (60), her husband, fellow Olympian Densign White (54) and adopted twins Cassius and Ruby May in this week's Hello! magazine

Former British Olympic champion Tessa Sanderson has said it never occurs to her that her adopted twins are not her biological children.

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Speaking to 'Hello!' magazine about the adoption, the javelin gold medallist said: "They are our world. I wouldn't swap it (parenthood) for anything.

"I'd say to anyone thinking of adoption, don't be put off. It's not always easy but it's hugely satisfying."

Sanderson and her husband, fellow Olympian Densign White (54), adopted premature twins Cassius and Ruby May, now three, when they were four months old.

The couple volunteered as foster carers after struggling with fertility issues. They officially adopted the twins in July 2013 and White said there was never an issue with the couple's ages because of their health and fitness.

Irish Independent

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