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

PWNL after hours counselor: 1-888-955-3339

 

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.

kevin and chris ready to adopt baby infant

Chris and Kevin

We met in August 2010 at a regional chain of chili restaurant’s called Hard Times Café and realized we had an immediate connection because we are both “foodies." We got engaged on our one year anniversary and were married in September 2012 at a...

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About The Barker Adoption Foundation

The Barker Adoption Foundation is a nonprofit adoption agency licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Barker supports birth parents, as well as adoptive parents and adoptees, with lifelong adoption-related services.

To date Barker has placed more than 7,000 children into the welcoming arms of adoptive parents and provided counseling and related support services to more than 30,000 women and their families who are considering placing a child for adoption.

Barker Lifelong Education and Support

Barker Monthly Discussion Support Groups

 

Events Calendar

Jul 30
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.
Jul 31
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.
Aug 2
7:00PM to 9:00PM
This discussion group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teenagers. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

Support Ethical Adoption

Support Ethical AdoptionFor 70 years, The Barker Adoption Foundation, a nonprofit agency, has worked to build families through ethical adoption services. Thank you for everything you've done to get Barker to this milestone year.  We wouldn't be here without you and with your ongoing support we will continue to do this work for many years to come.  Your gift to The Barker Adoption Foundation can truly change lives. Please click below to join in our efforts to build and sustain healthy, loving families through adoption. Thank you!

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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

July 21, 2016

PWNL has been busy in the beginning of the 2016 summer months! If you haven't had a chance to read our newsletter, please take the time to catch up on what's been going on in PWNL!

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July 13, 2016

Children in foster care have often experienced trauma and find it difficult to communicate how they feel to the people around them.

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June 24, 2016

In case you missed it, watch this little girl's adoption finalization become even more special with a lot of hard work and a little magic. 

 

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