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.

Allie and Drew - ready to adopt an infant baby

Drew and Allie

Hi and thanks for reading our profile! Our names are Allie (Mama), Drew (Dada), and Hannah and our hearts are with you as you consider adoption and imagine us as a part of your life and family. Allie and Drew fell in love in college, dated for 8...

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Nov 18
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.
Nov 19
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.
Dec 2
10:00AM to 4:00PM
October 21, October 28, November 11, December 2, 2017 -- Attendance required at all 4 sessions PRIDE Training specific to the adoption of older children from the foster care system. The curriculum covers trauma, grief & loss, attachment & bonding, development, communication, behavioral and emotional challenges, transracial and transcultural adoption, financial assistance, as well as the legal process.

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

November 16, 2017

Children enter the foster care system for various reasons, but one thing remains the same...how that makes them feel. Entering the foster care system greatly impacts chi

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October 2, 2017

As a fan of the TV show This Is Us, I was thrilled to see them exploring the topic of Older Child Adoption in the Season 2 series premiere last week.  While we don’t know yet where the plot is heading (and we know that TV does not always mirror real life) it is

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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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