Maryland/Virginia/DC 24/7 Crisis Pregnancy ONLY Hotline: 1-888-731-6601 or TEXT: 240-600-1106    PWNL after hours counselor: 1-888-955-3339

On Friday, June 24th, Barker’s Bethesda office is moving back to our first floor home at 7979 Old Georgetown Road.
The Bethesda staff will have limited access to phone calls and email messages during the move. The Bethesda office will reopen Monday June 27th.
Thank you for your patience. 

 

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.

Kathy and Howard - family ready to adopt infant baby

Howard and Kathy

Hi, we are Kathy and Howard! Thank you for allowing us to introduce ourselves. We are honored and grateful you are considering us in this important decision. Howard is a family practice doctor, and Kathy is a writer and educator. We met in 2011...

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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

Jun 20
9:00AM
Barker's Homeland Tour to Colombia offers a unique and life-changing experience for families who adopted children from Colombia. Tours are open to all adoptees and adoptive families regardless of whether Barker was your placing agency. The trip is geared toward families with teens or young adults ages 13−25 and is designed as an introduction to the child’s birth country, offering opportunities to experience Colombia’s rich culture and the experience of visiting FANA.
Jun 29
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Discussion group for single prospective adoptive parents and single adoptive parents in the Project Wait No Longer program.
Jul 5
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

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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June 17, 2016

I am always surprised by the calls and emails I receive from adoptive dads around this time of year.   One father of teenagers wrote: “Each Father’s Day as I reflect on my family and our two beautiful daughters, I think about ALL the families made possible throug

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June 9, 2016

Reports came out this week that the number of domestic adoptions within India has dropped by half, hitting a five-year low with 3,011 children adopted in fiscal year 2015/2016. This is down from the highest number in 2011/2012 when 5,964 domestic adoptions took place.

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