“Therapy” can be considered a “bad word” when said to a child who has been in the foster care system. Often, they feel as if they have been forced to endure years of therapeutic intervention without being able to identify any positive results.
Aya was placed through Project Wait No Longer right before her 15th birthday. She is the first teen placed through our program that has gone off to college! We would like to share her inspirational story from foster care to adoption and now to college! Congratulations!!!How was the college application process for you?
“When The Going Gets Tough” Dealing with the “Unexpected” in Older Child Adoption:Please join us for this free in-service for our parents and prospective parents of older children. We will explore coping mechanisms for dealing with the sometimes tough realities and challenging behaviors that may occur during the post-placement period.
Link: MOM CELEBRATES HER SON'S BIRTH - 13 YEARS LATER!Growing up, my mother used to say “even when you’re an adult, you will always be my baby.” As a teenager I could not understand the meaning of that comment. However, this article in People magazine has really highlighted that meaning for me.
Project Wait No Longer was fortunate to be a part of a show called Foster Care & Adoption: Avoid Aging Out. It was a wonderful opportunity to educate the pubic about older child adoption. Please watch the video and share with anyone interested in older child adoption.
Link: COME TO BARKER'S 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE! The world of adoption is changing rapidly. For example, levels of openness have changed significantly; the internet is a game-changer in many areas of adoption; and the needs of older children and children with special needs who long for permanency are increasingly highlighted.
The Barker Adoption Foundation welcomes adoption applications from couples and individuals of all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and all sexual orientations and gender expressions.
The Barker Adoption Foundation, with offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. is a nonprofit adoption agency. We support birth parents and their families, as well as adoptive parents and adoptees with lifelong adoption-related services.