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March 17, 2015
We are just a few days away from The Barker Foundation’s 70th Annual Conference: The Commitment of a Lifetime! Project Wait No Longer is excited to announce a very special breakout session “Keys to Successful Older Child Adoption: The Story of An Adoptive Mother and Support Worker”.
March 10, 2015
Register for this free resource provided by Adoptive Families Magazine -  Expert Q&A Webinar: Sound Sleep Strategies for Adoptive Families. It will be held on March 24th from 1pm to 2pm EDT.This webinar is designed to explain strategies and answer questions about bedtime routines, night-wakings, co-sleeping and other sleep set-ups, and how to encourage a baby or older child to sleep through the night.
February 25, 2015
This story, From Foster Care to Freshman Year, was covered by NPR in early January. It sat at the back of my mind for a few weeks as I thought about my role as an adoption professional. The fact that 20,000 children are aging out of foster care each year continues to fuel my passion to recruit, license and train more pre-adoptive families who are committed to adopting older youth from the foster care system.
January 27, 2015
Link: Family's holiday card goes viral for all the right reasons
January 13, 2015
Our first PRIDE session of 2015 is filling up quickly! If you are considering adopting an older child from the foster care system, register for PRIDE with The Barker Adoption Foundation today! If you have additional questions please contact us at 301-664-9664. Register Here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6cymg5cab&oeidk=a07...
December 19, 2014
Of course one of the movies I am so excited to see this holiday season is the new ANNIE. I have spoken to several families who have adopted through our program who are also interested in bringing their kids to see the movie.
December 3, 2014
Link: ‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’Last year PWNL worked tirelessly to recruit a  family for a  teen mother in the DC foster care system. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a good match for this amazing young woman but we all celebrated this week when we learned that she was being adopted! Congratulations to Jamie, her son and their new family!
October 30, 2014
Link: Adoption Month Campaign - Project Wait No Longer
October 23, 2014
Link: Number of US kids in foster care up after long dipThe Department of Health and Human Services have released new data that the number of children in foster care increased slightly last year.The current report shows:

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