040: The Barry Farmer Story
During this episode, I interview my special guest, Barry Farmer. Barry grew up in kinship care and became a foster parent at the age of 20 and adopted his oldest son at the age of 22. Barry Farmer is a spokesperson for Adopt Us Kids. He’s an advocate, speaker, mentor, blogger, and podcast host of the Barry Farmer Show. Barry is a single adoptive father of three, and I’m confident you’ll be encouraged by his story.
Barry Farmer is a Native of Richmond, Virginia. He grew up in Kinship Care with his grandmother from ages 5-18. For the last 15 years he's been devoted to working inside and outside the classroom with youth and their families. At age 20, Barry became a foster father with a local therapeutic agency to further help youth within his community. At age 22 he adopted his oldest son. Three years later, Barry's two younger sons were placed in his home, making him a proud father of three amazing young men. With these additions to his family, he closed his home after 7 years as an active foster parent. Today, as a single father, Barry is a Spokesman for Adopt Us Kids, Foster Care Adoption Advocate for children awaiting adoption, Speaker, Mentor, Podcast Host of The Barry Farmer Show and The FosterCare & Adoption Life talk Web Series, as well as the Creator/Administrator of one of the largest online support group for Foster Care and Adoptive families.
Barry Farmer’s Website: www.BarryFarmer.com
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