The father of a boy who has a “dream” of becoming an actor says he has “finally found a baby” who “is happy” and “has no plans to leave”.
The boy, who goes by the name Teddy Graham, is from a working-class family in Sydney’s inner north.
“I don’t want him to leave, so I’m going to have to make a choice and find him a new family,” Mr Bundy said.
He said the boy had a “totally different life” than his older brother, who has an acting career.
Teddy Graham (right) and his younger brother Teddy, who he said was also a successful actor, were happy at the prospect of having a child with his sister.
Mr Bundy was diagnosed with cancer last year and had to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
The couple had previously given up on the idea of having children, fearing he might need to undergo chemotherapy.
Now, with Teddy Graham living with his mother in the Northern Territory, he said he was ready to have a baby.
It was a dream come true, Mr Bundys son Teddy told ABC Radio Canberra on Wednesday.
I can’t believe my dad and mum can make it work. “
I was so excited.
I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.””
We are going to keep going and keep dreaming.
I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.”
The Bundys are not the only family to have been looking for a baby to help raise money for the family.
A Queensland couple who gave up on having children and had a baby boy last year have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Queensland Government to help them support the costs of raising their son.
This is the second grant from Queensland to help families in the state, with the first being awarded to the family of a baby born in the Sunshine Coast region last year.
In total, the family received $10.8 million from the state and federal governments to support the children, the Courier Mail reported.
But they are still not sure if they will be able to afford to adopt Teddy Graham.
His mum said the award was a “gift” from the Government and they were now hoping to adopt him in the coming months.
Couple’s ‘baby-sitting’ plan for Teddy Graham’s baby-sitter The Bundys’ son Teddy, 14, said they were “gonna make it happen” and hoped to adopt the little boy when he turns five.
Baby-sitters are a popular option in rural Australia and often are funded by local government.
According to the Queensland Child Care Network, a number of baby-care schemes have been established in the past few years.
Queensland Child Care, the agency that runs Baby-Sitting Services, said in the last financial year it received $3.6 million in grants.
Its head of operations, Linda Deacon, said the scheme had helped a number families.
“[We] have seen the amount of families wanting to adopt and the number of families adopting children,” she said.
“We think that is a wonderful way to support families.”
The Bundy family are looking to adopt a child in Queensland in the next few months, she said, but “there is nothing set in stone”.
Ms Deacon said the Bundys were hoping to be able see Teddy at a later date.
She said it would be “a great blessing” if they could get a baby into the family’s home by the end of the year.
“That’s the first thing that’s on our minds,” she told ABC Breakfast.
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