The adopting parents
The Barnett’s have an interesting story of their own. Their older son, Jacob, was diagnosed with autism, but the child was said to be a genius. His special abilities granted him the nickname “boy genius” and wide media coverage over the years.
Kristine Barnett is the renowned author of the book “The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism,” which she wrote about her gifted son and their journey as a family. After years of uncertainty regarding their son’s condition, it seemed as if everything was finally settling for the Barnett’s.