Barry Farmer wanted to find a way to pay back his grandmother for raising him, and in doing so, changed the lives of three children.
At 21, the Alexandria, Virginia, man became a foster father, and now, nearly a decade later, he’s a single dad to three sons. “If you would have told me 10 years ago that this would happen, I wouldn’t believe you,” Farmer told WTVR. “I wished to be a father, but it wasn’t going to be this soon.” Farmer was raised by his grandmother in kinship care, and nine years ago, wanted to pay the kindness she showed him forward, and became a foster father to Jaxon, 7. Right off the bat, Jaxon started calling him “Dad,” and after a year, it was official — Farmer adopted him, an “unforgettable” moment.
He wanted to give Jaxon a sibling, so in 2013, Farmer adopted Xavier, and in