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August 27, 2015
Amy Rogers Nazarov, Writer and Barker Parent
On the last night of my eight-year-old son's summer vacation, I scan my memory - and my Instagram feed - to see if it was enough. If we had "enough" fun. If we made meaningful memories. Whether we had the right ratio of enriching experiences to lazy afternoons, whether we kept up with his reading practice and whether we blew off his 8pm bedtime enough nights that he felt like he was getting away with something slightly illicit. I'm pleased to say I think we pulled it off, my little family and I, and the lovely people with whom we shared this summer's fleeting days.
June 30, 2015
Marilyn C. Regier, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Barker Adoption Foundation Executive Director and CEO
Little girls often engage in the common childhood pastime of pretending to be pregnant, but it would be a rare individual indeed who would ever dress-rehearse infertility as a future problem. Unless individuals have pre-existing medical problems, they assume they will easily conceive a child. Not only do they expect that starting a family will be easy, but some also utilize birth control methods to make certain that a baby's arrival will be conveniently planned and timed.
June 30, 2015
Patricia Irwin Johnston
Respectful Adoption Language (RAL) is vocabulary about adoption that has been chosen to reflect maximum respect, dignity, responsibility and objectivity about the decisions made by birthparents and adoptive parents in discussing the family planning decisions they have made for children who have been adopted.
January 27, 2015
Link: Family's holiday card goes viral for all the right reasons
December 3, 2014
Link: ‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’Last year PWNL worked tirelessly to recruit a  family for a  teen mother in the DC foster care system. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a good match for this amazing young woman but we all celebrated this week when we learned that she was being adopted! Congratulations to Jamie, her son and their new family!
October 31, 2013
Link: Website shows foster kids their wishes are worthwhileOne Simple Wish was started by Danielle Gletow to help grant the wishes of children in foster care.

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