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.


Barker Goes Nats!

Please join us on Sunday, June 7 to watch the Nats take on the Chicago Cubs from the beautifully appointed "party suites" at Nationals Stadium. Yummy snacks, a delicious catered meal, drinks for kids and adults, fun crowd of Barker families --- and support for Barker's ethical adoption programs. We hope you can join us! Visit www.barkergoesnats.eventbrite.com to buy tickets.