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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!  
September 27, 2017
M.Thomas
Every year donations from the adoption community make it possible for Barker to provide critical services and support throughout our region. The funds raised during our Annual Appeal allow Barker to continue to provide and advocate for child-centered ethical adoption practices and life-long support for all people touched by adoption.
June 27, 2017
Barker Staff
This year's “Barker Goes Nats!” fundraiser was a wonderful event. Barker family and friends had a great time mingling, enjoying delicious food and of course watching the game! We thank everyone for coming and especially our generous sponsors for making this event possible.  Visit our Facebook page to view pictures from this year's event. Until next year!   
April 11, 2017
Margeline Thomas
"A Family Is What You Make It" That’s what National Public Radio Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep says.
March 27, 2017
Andrea, Adoptive Mother
Wow – the day was here!  We were on our way to the hospital to visit with the birth parents (who we had only met two days prior) and meet our son!  We were incredibly excited, yet probably the most nervous we have ever been!  What do we say?  What if we cry?  Is it ok to hold him?  What if they change their mind?  A million scenarios were racing through our minds.
March 1, 2017
Jennifer, Barker Parent
On an otherwise uneventful Friday in late November 2015, I opened my email to find a message about a little boy from Ann Morrison, the director of the domestic adoption program at Barker. He was two years old, had big beautiful eyes, lived in China, and was diagnosed with hemophilia. My husband and I were approved and waiting for a domestic adoption match, but Ann knew that our hearts were pulling us toward adopting a toddler and Barker was hoping to find that little boy’s family quickly due to his medical needs, so she sent us a little information just in case.
September 23, 2016
After a fun-filled sunny day on Sunday, it is safe to say the Barker tradition of the annual picnic being one of the highlights of the year for the Barker community continues strong. In fact, we were thrilled to see over 150 of you at the picnic!
September 23, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
One of our very own PWNL Moms has been recognized as one of the best Adoptive Mom Blogs of 2016 by Healthline for her blog, Adoptive Black Mom.  Adoptive Black Mom chronicles her adoption journey from the searching process to her every day parenting struggles in an honest and relatable way and gives a voice to people of color involved in adoption. Adoptive Black Mom is a captivating and thoughtful account of what it is like to not only parent a child who has a history of trauma, but what it is like to do it as a single African American mother.
June 17, 2016
I am always surprised by the calls and emails I receive from adoptive dads around this time of year.   One father of teenagers wrote: “Each Father’s Day as I reflect on my family and our two beautiful daughters, I think about ALL the families made possible through Barker’s presence.”  Another called to read me a note written by his daughter.

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