Main Office M-F 9 AM-5 PM +1-301-664-9664

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

PWNL (Older Child) 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.

andrew and john ready to adopt infant baby

Andrew and John

Hi there! We are Andrew and John. We would like to thank you for reading our profile, and hope that it gives you a glimpse into our lives. We live in a wonderful neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., with a nice yard and plenty of kids in the...

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Barker's Annual Family Picinic

Jul 24
10:30AM to 12:00PM

Please join us for the Summer 2018 New Parent Group for families that have recently adopted a child. The group provides a unique opportunity for adoptive families to meet, share experiences and learn from one another.  The

Jul 26

Held every other month, this meeting is geared towards families who are working with PWNL, but have not yet been placed or begun visiting with their child/children.

Aug 4
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.

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

April 13, 2018

Research about adoptive families consistently indicates that adopted children who grow up exposed to other adopted children, adoptive families, and families that mirror their own in some way, have a healthy and more “normalized” view of adoption.

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April 6, 2018

Preparing To Adopt? Here Are Three Things You Need To Know About Your Home Study Experience

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