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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.

Roar and Noorie

We met in 2002, in Washington, DC, married in 2005 in San Francisco, CA and almost 11 years later, we've settled into beautiful Cape St. Claire of Annapolis, MD. Roar, a Software Engineer, writes programs for...

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Apr 25

Held every other month, this meeting is for current Barker waiting families working with our International and Domestic Infant programs.The first part of this meeting will allow families the opportunity to hear program updates.

Apr 28

Barker’s Kids’ Groups are a great opportunity for children who were adopted to share their experiences about adoption in a nurturing and safe environment.  Barker’s facilitators use games and art projects to engage the children to explore their thoughts about adopt

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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February 28, 2018

My husband and I always planned on adopting children.

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