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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.

Neil and Jessica ready to adopt infant baby

Neil and Jessica

Hello, we are Neil and Jess! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us as prospective parents. We met back in 2003 and instantly fell for one another and were married November of 2009. Being healthy and active is a huge part of our...

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Mar 27
Dr. Shapiro will lead an interactive discussion on understanding adolescence and collaborative problem solving; including problems with home behavior, school, sex, drugs, screen time, and launching; with special attention to the adopted teen.
Mar 27

Communication with birth parents presents enriching opportunities for the adopted child and his/her family, yet at times there can be unique challenges. This presentation is geared toward adoptive parents in direct or indirect (facilitated through a third party) contact with birth parents.

Apr 3
This group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teens, and to parents who have adopted older children.

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

February 28, 2018

My husband and I always planned on adopting children.

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January 16, 2018

January is National Mentor Month so now is a great time to learn about the CONNECT Mentor Program and why it matters!

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December 21, 2017

One of the best ways to find families for children waiting for adoption in foster care is to connect with people in the community increase awareness of the issues surrounding their experiences.

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