It takes a strict routine and a lot of help to raise a family of special-needs children. Few know this better than Eric and Dennis Volz-Benoit, who have five.
Typical days involve feeding tubes, breathing treatments, medications and assembly-line showers, not to mention taking kids to school, making dinner and washing clothes.
The couple are legal guardians and foster-to-adopt parents for five children, two of whom have complex medical care issues. Zachary was born with cerebral palsy, Tyler is autistic.
Photographs by Charles Krupa of the Associated Press
In this photo, Eric embraces his two sons, Zachary, right, and Tyler, as his partner Dennis, left, administers a blend of about twelve different medications shortly before bedtime at their home in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 15, 2015.