Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
"Buddy", a foster child in Oregon has found comfort in a new pal. Check out this heartwarming video that shows that with a stable family and a few extra *furry* friends, children in foster care can thrive and succeed.
Did you miss Alex talking about PWNL this past weekend on CBS Radio? Don't worry, you can listen to the whole show, here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/WmwWt. Happy Listening!
A big thank you to Stevie Bridgewaters from the Washington Report on 106.7, The Fan. Credit for the radio recording goes to CBS DC Public Affairs
Adoption Month is a special time of the year to highlight families brought together by adoption. We would like to highlight a few of our families who have previously adopted from Barker’s International Programs. Adoption may look different among programs, states and countries but they all have the same outcome, adoption creates families.
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. mail by emailing Namatie Mansaray at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, you can now find it monthly in the Barker Blog.
Happiest Time of the Year?
There are a lot of reasons why expectant parents find themselves considering adoption. Unplanned pregnancies may happen during a time when parents can’t financially afford to parent a new child. Pregnancies may happen during a time when expectant parents know that they are not emotionally or logistically ready to provide the environment their baby deserves. Sometimes expectant parents may have been planning to raise their baby, but during the pregnancy life circumstances change and leave them feeling unable to do so.
Each Thanksgiving, the Barker staff reflects with special gratitude on the many families who open their hearts and homes to waiting children. As we celebrate Giving Tuesday, I know you are also inspired and grateful to be a part of this great unfinished work. Here are lives you’ve helped us touch in recent months:
When thinking what our domestic infant team could do to help honor Adoption Month, we decided to shine some light on those who work silently and tirelessly behind the scenes – hospital staff. So we decided to deliver baskets of goodies for those who staff the hospitals, pregnancy centers, and clinics that we work with in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designed by the U.S. Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service provicers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA's website at: http://coaet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/
The Barker Adoption Foundation
7979 Old Georgetown Road, 1st Floor Bethesda, Maryland20814
Offices also in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The Barker Adoption Foundation welcomes adoption applications from couples and individuals of all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and all sexual orientations and gender expressions.
The Barker Adoption Foundation, with offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. is a nonprofit adoption agency. We support birth parents and their families, as well as adoptive parents and adoptees with lifelong adoption-related services.