Main Office M-F 9 AM-5 PM +1-301-664-9664

24/7 Crisis Pregnancy ONLY Hotline for Maryland/Virginia/DC:+1-888-731-6601 or TEXT: 240-600-1106

PWNL (Older Child) after hours counselor:+1-888-955-3339

Barker Offices will be closed on Friday, December 15th at Noon for an offsite staff meeting.

 

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Pregnancy Counseling Services
Confused and overwhelmed about options, including adoption? We can help. Our counselors are available 24/7 to listen and help navigate the choices ahead. No charge and always confidential.
Domestic Infant Adoption
Barker’s extensive experience in helping to create families through domestic adoption in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia dates back to 1945.
International Adoption
From direct programs in China, Colombia, India and South Korea, to local services for others, Barker is your passionate and committed ethical partner, navigating the ever-shifting landscape of international adoption.
Older Child Adoption From Foster Care
Our belief at Project Wait No Longer is that no child is ever too old to receive the unconditional love and guidance of a parent. We are seeking families in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Every child deserves a permanent and loving family.
We are advocates for ethical, respectful, child-centered adoption practices.

Find a Family for My Baby

Yes, You Can Choose the Adoptive Family for Your Baby.

Our local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC adoptive parents are thoroughly screened, prepared and excited to welcome your baby into their home through adoption.

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Mark and Jody

Hi from Mark and Jody. We are happily married and have always dreamed about becoming parents. We are very close with our families and both enjoy and celebrate our fun mix of Egyptian Jewish and Irish Catholic traditions and heritage. We both work...

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Help us reach our annual goal

We have a giving challenge from several generous Board Members who will match donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000 for contributions that come in through our webpage. Click "Donate Now!" button TODAY!   

 

Dec 16
9:00AM to 5:00PM
The Pre-Adoption Group one-day training is required for all prospective adoptive parents in our Domestic Infant and International programs, and is designed to help you think about both the rewards and the challenges of adoption and the life-long adoption issues that are involved.
Dec 17
9:30AM to 4:00PM
This session is the 2nd part of the Pre-Adoption Training for all families adopting internationally. The training focuses on specific issues such as attachment, loss and grief, discipline, specialized resources, and other important topics – all from the perspective of what an internationally adopted child experiences and needs.
Dec 21
7:30PM
This discussion group is open to adoptees 18 years of age and older. The purpose of the group is to give adoptees an opportunity to discuss their feelings, concerns and questions about being adopted.

Children Are Waiting

After age 10, a child’s chances for adoption drop by 50%. At Barker, we are committed to finding loving families for older kids, and those with special needs. We place children from both U.S. Foster Care and waiting children from China.

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Barker Spotlight

November 22, 2017

A new study from Child Trends found that supports for youth who age out of the foster care system are minimal, and the supports that are in place are underutilized.

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November 16, 2017

Children enter the foster care system for various reasons, but one thing remains the same...how that makes them feel. Entering the foster care system

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October 2, 2017

As a fan of the TV show This Is Us, I was thrilled to see them exploring the topic of Older Child Adoption in the Season 2 series premiere last week.  While we don’t know yet where the plot is heading (and we know that TV does not always mirror real life) it is

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