A nice story in yesterday’s SST about Natalia Banks. Natalia is the adopted daughter of John and Amanda Banks and has just started work as a nurse in Auckland City Hospital’s emergency department.
Most will have heard the story of how they adopted Natalia. The short version is they agreed to adopt her, and then just as they were about to go, realised she had two brothers. Rather than split up the family they adopted all three of them!
I remember when he adopted them. It makes me feel very old now that Natalia is 21!
I did like this line from Banskie:
He takes the credit for encouraging her to become a nurse rather than a lawyer. “We saw she was very caring, compassionate and kind and I don’t know too many lawyers who are caring, compassionate and kind.”