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.

David and Rachel

Hi from David and Rachel. We were married in 2010, and started the adoption process after trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant while living overseas.  We have both wanted to raise a family our entire lives, and we can’t wait to adopt a child. ...

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Barker's Annual Family Picinic

Jul 19
7:30PM
This discussion group is open to adoptees 18 years of age and older. The purpose of the group is to give adoptees an opportunity to discuss their feelings, concerns and questions about being adopted.
Jul 21
10:00AM
July 14 & 21, August 11 & 18, 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.
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

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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