Barry Farmer said he knew he wanted to work with children since he was a teenager.
So at age 21 he became a licensed foster parent. Now, at age 29, Farmer, who is the father of three adoptive sons, says he gets stares when they go out, but it’s not because of his age.
It’s because Farmer is black and his three sons are white.
‘It’s a typical family. We may not look alike, but it’s a typical family,’ Farmer told WRIC.
Farmer said when he was growing up he never went to parties. Instead, he thought about how he could help children.
When he was 17 he wrote in his journal that he wanted to become a foster parent.
‘I went through the training, the director who was there told me I was perfect for the program. I didn’t expect one kid, let alone three,’ said Farmer.
First came Darrell, now 14 years old, then Xavier, who is 12 years old.
Farmer said he thought he was done after Xavier, but then six-year-old Jeremiah came along and he knew he had to open his home to the little boy.
‘In this day in time when it comes to family, and seeing color or seeing unity and belonging, and that’s what I was hoping to accomplish with my family anyway.
‘When I have them now I can’t imagine them anywhere else, and it’s a typical family,’ said Farmer.
Farmer said he wanted to adopt all three children because everyone deserves to have a family.
Source: Daily Mail UK