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June 21, 2018
M. Thomas
It's the first day of summer and you may have your days planned out, but if you are still looking for things to do with your family here are a few picks! Love theme parks? Here are a few places with rides and games for the whole family: 
May 1, 2018
B. York - International Program Assistant
Did you know that May 5th is Children’s Day in South Korea? Children’s Day originated in the early 1920s by Pang Chong-hwan, a Korean children’s writer. This day first sparked an interest when Mr. Chong-hwan wrote An Open Letter to Adults. This letter states:
April 13, 2018
Varda Makovsky, LCSW-C - Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services
April 6, 2018
Barker Staff
Preparing To Adopt? Here Are Three Things You Need To Know About Your Home Study Experience
February 28, 2018
Lisa - Barker Parent
My husband and I always planned on adopting children.
February 13, 2018
Barker Staff
What do you get when you have a heart that yearns to give and vision? Nala's amazing story of kindness!  
January 16, 2018
Alex Williams, MSW - Community Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
January is National Mentor Month so now is a great time to learn about the CONNECT Mentor Program and why it matters! The CONNECT Mentor Program is aimed at pairing adults who spent time in foster care or who were adopted with teens adopted through our older child adoption program, Project Wait No Longer. The goal is for our teens to build strong relationships within their communities with mentors who can relate to their experiences. 
December 21, 2017
Alex Williams, Outreach Specialist
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. While Barker is not religiously affiliated, churches in the area are in a great position to not only increase awareness around the needs of children in foster care, but can help create a positive adoption culture within their congregations and communities.  
December 14, 2017
Barker Pregnancy Counselor
What is “Open Adoption” Adoption Anyway? Open adoption is a term that may sound contradictory at first. Yet many birth parents choose open adoption as a way to remain part of their child’s life. A general definition of open adoption is when an adoptive family maintains contact with the birth family of their adopted child. There are many reasons why birth parents choose open adoption and because of those many reasons, open adoption does not have one standard definition.
November 27, 2017
International Adoption Overview