July 3, 2014
Link: Want to Learn More about Older Child Adoption? Register for Training Today!During the Older Child Adoption Training you will have the opportunity to:· Learn details, ask questions & address any concerns you may have.· Consider and/or confirm your commitment to older child adoption.
June 2, 2014
Honoring our founders in 1945 – yet recognizing the need to more explicitly include our adoption mission in the name of the agency in this age of electronic communication – The Barker Foundation Board of Trustees and membership approved an official name change for the agency: The Barker Adoption Foundation. We are excited to move forward with a name that conveys our history, our future, and our unwavering commitment to all touched by adoption.
May 13, 2014
Link: Information on Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care YouthAre you currently in or have been in foster care and need help paying for college or career school? If so, you might be interested to know that the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program helps current and former foster care youth through the Educational and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program.
May 9, 2014
Link: Our Own KidsMyths About Older Child Adoption » Our Own Kids
May 2, 2014
Link: PWNL Reacts to Washington Post Article: Congress should focus on interstate, rather than international, adoptions
April 21, 2014
This year on May 3, 2014 the George Mason University Department of Social Work is hosting the 6th Annual College Dream Tour. The event targets youth between the ages of 11-15 who would otherwise not consider going to college. It is a goal to promote dropout prevention and to encourage youth to develop aspirations to one day go to college. Over a hundred students and their parents, guardians, mentors, teachers and social workers will attend the event. 
April 4, 2014
Link: the6parkers: Parenting A Former Foster Child: Like Learning To Ride A Bike. You Fall A Lot, But Then You Learn How To Ride.
March 26, 2014
Thanks to Jersey Mike’s for supporting Barker on its Day of Giving – TODAY, March 26th.  ALL proceeds from the following stores will be donated to Barker and our mission to provide ethical, child-centered adoption services.
February 20, 2014
I read through my email and found an excellent resource for foster and adopted youth. Youth now have access to a private, moderated facebook group by and for youth and young adults to connect; share ideas, inspiration and success. Youth also have the opportunity to learn about what is going on in the world of foster care and adoption. You can email Nathan Ross (nathanross@nacac.org) to be added to the group.

Pages