Why Choose Barker?

Since 1945, the Barker Adoption Foundation has served all members of the adoption circle as a licensed, non-profit agency serving Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Our comprehensive adoption center offers:


Today, Barker is regarded as one of the nation’s premier adoption agencies. Our life-cycle model of comprehensive services, robust educational programs, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical practice are the hallmarks of our work.

Whether you're considering placing a child for adoption or adopting a child… if you are an adoptive parent, a birth parent, or adopted person ... an adoption professional, a researcher, a therapist, or simply interested in adoption … you've come to the right place.

We're here to listen and to help with support and information.


New Parent Group Scheduled for Late Summer


A New Parent Group, for families that have recently adopted a child, will begin Wednesday, August 26. The group will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays on August 26, September 2, 9, and 16 from 10:30 - Noon at Barker's Bethesda Office. Parents are welcome to bring their child(ren) to the sessions. 

Pre-registration is required and the cost of the four-session workshop is $85 per family. 

For more information, please contact Varda Makovsky at vmakovsky@barkerfoundation.org

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