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

PWNL 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.

Rachel and Eliza - parents ready to adopt infant baby

Rachel and Eliza

Hi there, we are Rachel and Eliza, and we can't wait to welcome your child into our home alongside our two cats and silly dog. We met in college over 11 years ago, and have been married for six years. We have moved all around the east coast...

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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

Oct 1
9:30AM to 12:00PM
Agency staff will describe each of our programs. You will also hear from a family, who has completed the process speak about their experiences and answer questions.
Oct 4
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.
Oct 6
7:30PM to 9:00PM
This group focuses on issues including navigating communication with birth families, talking to children about these unique relationships and preparing for visits. 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

September 23, 2016

One of our very own PWNL Moms has been recognized as one of the best Adoptive Mom Blogs of 2016 by Healthline for her blog, Adoptive Black Mom.  Adoptive Black Mom chronicles her adoption journey from the searching process to her every day parenting struggles in an honest and re

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September 9, 2016

When Abby's adoption finalization hearing was scheduled for the same day as her first day of school, her entire class came to support her big day!

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September 1, 2016

Each month, Project Wait No Longer, offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter. You can sign up to receive it directly through U.S.P.S.

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