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Barker's Adoption & Foster Care Conference is March 19. Get Details and Register Now.
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.
For 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!
We have been blessed to serve as cradle care parents for Barker. It is hard to believe that ten newborn babes have graced our home.
Barker's 22nd Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference: Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption. The adoption landscape today is in a state of flux. We find striking permutations on the theme of adoptive parenting and on the role of birth parents. Yet no matter how many variations or rearrangements exist, one principle grows ever clearer through the lens of rigorous clinical research and the rich findings of clinical practice: connected lives usually redound to the health of the child of adoption.
Our local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC adoptive parents are thoroughly screened, prepared and excited to welcome your baby into their home through adoption.
Thank you very much for letting us introduce ourselves. Our names are Matt and Katie, and we’re a couple in our thirties who have been married for over eight years. We have one daughter; one cat; live in Wheaton, MD; and we both have backgrounds in science. We very much hope to continue to grow our family through adoption. Having our daughter in our lives has been a wonder, and we know she will be a loving and silly big sister. We can’t wait to bring another child into our lives! We know that it will be tough at times (sleepless nights, even more rounds of singing “Wheels on the Bus”, fighting over toys, etc.) , but we also know that we will get to watch him or her grow and learn, read them books at bedtime, take them and their sister to the park, join in laughter at ridiculous things, cheer them on, celebrate birthdays and graduations, and someday in the future, enjoy their company as adults, maybe even with their own kids. That’s our hope for the future, but whatever it does hold for us, we wish you all the support you need at this difficult time and the best for you and your baby.