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.

Roar and Noorie

We met in 2002, in Washington, DC, married in 2005 in San Francisco, CA and almost 11 years later, we've settled into beautiful Cape St. Claire of Annapolis, MD. Roar, a Software Engineer, writes programs for...

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Sep 27
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Addiction Across the Life Span

Presented By: Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C, at Barker’s Bethesda Office.

Six Category I CEUs

Oct 3
7:00PM
This discussion group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teenagers. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Oct 10
7:00PM
This discussion group is targeted to the needs of parents of young adults who are beyond high school age 18+, and will focus on issues related to young adulthood. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

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.

China Waiting ChildrenProject Wait No Longer

Barker Spotlight

September 15, 2017

Transitioning to a new family, new home, is overwhelming for anyone, let alone for a child with a trauma history.

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September 1, 2017

Currently there are 400,000 children in foster care, with 100,000 of those kids waiting to be adopted. A majority of the children waiting are age 10 and over. When a child reaches the age of 10, they are about 50% less likely to be adopted.

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August 23, 2017

With back to school right around the corner, it's important for parents to be armed with the skills to address issues surrounding bullying.

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