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Black man adopts three white brothers: ‘Family is deeper than skin color’

Barry Farmer says 'we may not look alike, but it's a typical family.'
Fri Sep 23, 2016 - 4:11 pm EST
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Barry Farmer and his three sons

RICHMOND, Virginia, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — “Family is deeper than skin color,” according to an African-American man who adopted three Caucasian brothers.

Barry Farmer became a foster parent eight years ago.

“I didn’t expect one kid, let alone three,” Farmer told the local ABC station. The three boys are Darrell, Xavier, and Jeremiah.

“We may not look alike, but it’s a typical family,” he said.

Farmer said he loves taking care of children and now he “can’t imagine them [being] anywhere else.” Darrell said that when Farmer asked him if he could be his dad “forever,” he told him, “You already are.”

“I was in this dark spot at first and then he just comes in the picture,” the 14-year-old said. “And everything’s all right.”

Farmer said he was hoping to establish “unity and belonging,” and that’s what he’s done.


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