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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.

kyle and lamika ready to adopt infant baby

Kyle and Lamika

Hello from Kyle and Lamika. We have been happily married since 2009 and are excited about becoming first-time parents. Since we were dating, we always envisioned a family to include children. We both work in Human Resources for the federal...

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2018-Annual-Adoption-And-Foster-Care-Conference

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Feb 24
10:00AM
January 20, January 27, February 10, February 24, 2018 -- 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.
Mar 3
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.
Mar 4
9:30AM to 11:00AM

Come join other families with young children for an informal get-together! Families and their children are invited for playtime, networking with other families and refreshments. Toys and play equipment will be available geared toward children aged three and under.

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.

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Barker Spotlight

January 16, 2018

January is National Mentor Month so now is a great time to learn about the CONNECT Mentor Program and why it matters!

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December 21, 2017

One of the best ways to find families for children waiting for adoption in foster care is to connect with people in the community increase awareness of the issues surrounding their experiences.

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December 14, 2017

What is “Open Adoption” Adoption Anyway?

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