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January 21, 2016
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
We have many teenagers who are quickly approaching their Junior and Senior years of high school within our Barker community.  Taking the SAT’s is often a dreaded but important part of the college application process and preparation can be expensive.  The Khan Academy is now offering FREE online SAT test prep.   The mission of the Khan Academy is “to offer practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom”.
January 19, 2016
Kathryn Hamm, adoptive parent, author & educator
By Kathryn Hamm I never really thought of my family being *that* different until our son entered elementary school. In some ways, this seems like a silly thing for me to say. We are, after all, a Caucasian lesbian couple living in Virginia, and we happened to adopt a black-biracial son. To be honest, I don’t know of another family that looks remotely like us in our neighborhood. 
January 15, 2016
Anna Beers, Program Assistant, Project Wait No Longer
Each month Project Wait No Longer offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter.  You can sign up to receive it directly in your good old fashioned U.S.P.S. mailbox by emailing Anna Beers at abeers@barkerfoundation.org, or, you can now find it in the Barker Blog, clicking here, or on the image.
January 15, 2016
Varda Makovsky, LSCW-C, Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services
People enjoy attending book groups for a variety of reasons: The opportunity to share and discuss issues raised in books with like-minded peers, the chance to socialize with others - and even for the food. Last week a group of 8 participants attended Barker’s Book Club and had a great time doing all three of the above!
December 24, 2015
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
The Barker Adoption Foundation’s Project Wait No Longer just celebrated a huge milestone when we placed our 100th child who was waiting in the foster care system, into an adoptive family.  We have grown so much since our first placement in 2007 and it is hard to put into words what a milestone like this means for this “little program that could”.  The PWNL staff was thrilled to learn that they would reach this milestone by placing a sibling group of 4 just in time for them to spend Christmas with their new
December 18, 2015
Anna Beers, Program Assistant, Project Wait No Longer
December 16, 2015
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
This past weekend, Barker was proud to be the Gold Sponsor at the Adoption and Foster Care Expo held at the Carnegie Library in Washington, DC.  This was an extremely successful collaborative event that drew over 200 attendees who were interested in learning more about the process of becoming adoptive or foster parents. The goal of the Adoption and Foster Care Expo is to provide an exclusive “one-stop shop” experience for prospective parents to interact with adoptees, adoption professionals and current foster and adoptive parents.
December 4, 2015
Anna Beers
This November, in honor of National Adoption Month, Project Wait No Longer hosted an essay contest for children adopted through PWNL and their siblings. We were eager to hear directly from the kids and teens, and wow, did we receive some great entries! We are so proud of everyone who entered, and are excited to share the winning essays with you.  Congratulations to Meghan, Age 10, winner in the 10 and under category, and Niko, Age 14, Winner in the 11 and up category! You can read their winning essays below!  
December 1, 2015
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
As we culminate adoption month it gives us a great opportunity to reflect on various areas of adoption. One of the most vital voices of adoption comes from adopted persons. Buzzfeed recently released a video where adopted persons share their perspective “I’m Adopted, but I’m Not…” 
November 23, 2015
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
The Barker Adoption Foundation is proud to be the gold sponsor for the upcoming Adoption and Foster Care Expo being held on Saturday, December 5th from 11am to 3pm at the Carnegie Library - 801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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