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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.
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. 

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