A pancake feed to aid the Barber family with adoption expenses will be on Saturday.
Angela and David Barber of Dodge City have always known that they wanted to adopt.
After finalizing an adoption of four siblings from Haiti, the couple is needing financial support with the adoption funds.
On Saturday, the couple is hosting a pancake feed at the 4-H building at the Ford County fair grounds from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This pancake feed is a free-will donation and comes with sausage and beverages as well.
“The money that is going to be raised is going towards medical expenses,” said Angela. “After we bring the children home, they’ll be going to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City for checkups, they have an adoption clinic over there where our kids will be going to.”
David, a youth minister at First Christian Church of Dodge City, and Angela, a stay-at-home mom, have two children: a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.
The couple decided that they wanted to adopt children from Haiti after Angela first visited in 2003.
“I fell in love with the country,” said Angela. “My husband and I were dating at the time, and there’s adoption on his side and my side of the family, and so we always wanted to adopt.”
On September 29, 2014, the couple officially decided to adopt a sibling set of four children, one boy, 10, and three girls ages 9, 7 and 4.
“We originally wanted a boy and a girl sibling set, and then we were asked if we would adopt a sibling set, and I found out that it was a set of four,” said Angela. “I am against splitting siblings, and so I said ‘I’ll take all four of them’.
“At the time, my husband didn’t know that I had just offered that, but I just knew that if it’s God’s will that it be done, then my husband will be in agreement with it, if not then I will let that sibling set go and God will have another one, but my husband agreed to it,” she added.
Angela stated that she officially introduced her biological children to their new siblings in February when they visited Haiti for a week.
“My kids wanted to either bring them home or stay in Haiti until they could bring home their new siblings, it was an incredible bonding in that week,” she said. “I was concerned because it’s very dirty, it’s not ideal living conditions by no means, but my kids did great. I was so happy I took them.”
Angela stated that she will have pictures of her biological kids with their new siblings as well as facts about Haiti at the pancake feed this Saturday.
The newest members of the Barber family will come home this July and will be home schooled with their new siblings this next school year.
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