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5th Annual Barker Goes Nats! Sunday, June 25, 2017- Purchase Tickets HERE

Barker will be closed at 3pm on Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day

Barker Adoption Foster Care ConferenceBarker’s highly-regarded annual adoption and foster care conference in the Washington, DC area offers the opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s leading adoption experts, as well as from all members of the adoption circle about their experiences with, and strategies for, managing issues and events throughout the adoption journey. 

Get more information about Barker's 23rd Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 

Past Conference themes include:

  • Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption (2016)
  • The Commitment of a Lifetime: The Adoption Journey (2015)
  • In Our Own Voices: Adoptees and Foster Youth Speak Out - Round Two (2014)
  • The Modern Family of Adoption: How far have we come & what does the future hold? (2013)
  • The Ordinary, Extraordinary Experience of Adoptive Parenting (2012)
  • Turning Points: Transitions Throughout the Lifetime of Adoption (2011)
  • From Patches to Quilt: The Joys and Challenges of Complex Blended Families (2010)