January 22, 2014
Link: No age limit on love
January 14, 2014
Transitioning into a forever family can be a stressful time for a child. They may wonder if they will fit in, will they be “given up on,” and a host of other concerns. One way to help your child know that they are part of the family is by “claiming them.”The act of claiming a child involves claiming actions of the child, likes and dislikes, etc. and attributing them to traits within your family. For example, “you are just like me, you like to have whipped cream with your ice cream.” Or “you are just like your dad, you guys know how to fix just about everything.”
January 9, 2014
The Barker Foundation is please to announce that it is forming a new monthly discussion group for adoptive parents of adolescents and teens. 
January 3, 2014
Link: American RadioWorks - Wanted: Parents
December 24, 2013
Link: Internet lifts shroud of secrecy on adoption
December 11, 2013
Link: Six Things Adoptive/Foster Families Need When New Children ArriveFrom the start of every family’s adoption process they anticipate the arrival of their child. When the child arrives, families are often reluctant to ask their support network for help and/or the support network is unfamiliar with what to help with.
November 5, 2013
Link: Mykal's Wednesday's Child Success Story - After His AdoptionI recently posted the video of a boy who was featured on Wednesday’s child back in 2011. They recently did a follow up with Jordan and his new family. Jordan is now in the 6th grade and his adoption was finalized in March of 2013. 
November 5, 2013
Link: Mykal's Wednesday's Child Story - Before His AdoptionThis is a video of a Wednesday’s Child Segment that aired back in 2011. This little boy was matched with a Project Wait No Longer family. One of my favorite aspects of our program is seeing families come together and the happiness it brings to both the child and parents. I will share the success story next. 
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.
October 30, 2013
Link: A Must Attend Event - FOSTER THE CITY DCThis Saturday PWNL will be exhibiting at Foster the City in DC. Below is more information about the event (or visit the link above)! We hope to see you there!Every child deserves a loving and stable home. There are 1,300 children in DC’s foster care system, three hundred waiting for adoptive families, and thousands more across Maryland and Virginia. The good news? There’s something you can do about it.

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