Father of 3 adopted boys: ‘Family is deeper than skin color’

Everyone deserves a family, is the motto of Barry Farmer. When he decided he wanted to be a foster parent, he was eager and excited. When he was placed with three Caucasian boys, he became a father and family is deeper than skin color to them.

Father of 3 adopted boys: ‘Family is deeper than skin color’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Eight years ago, 29-year-old Barry Farmer decided he wanted to be a foster parent.

“I went through the training, the director who was there told me I was perfect for the program,” Farmer recalled.

Now, he’s the adoptive father to 14-year-old Darrell,12-year-oldd Xavier, and 6-year-old Jeremiah.

“I didn’t expect one kid, let alone three,” he added. “When someone calls you dad, you’re like, ‘who me?’ I just like taking care of children.”

Farmer, an African-American, believes that everyone deserves a family. He admits that at first, he and his three children received more than a few stares when the went out together.

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