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April 11, 2016
Betty Betz, International Programs Case Manager
The U.S. State Department has released international adoption statistics for FY2015 which covers visas issued between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.  The numbers of incoming adoptions to the U.S. fell for the 11th straight year in a row from the high in 2004 of 22,991.  For 2015, the total of 5,648 reflects a 12% drop from the 2014 total of 6,438. The top 3 countries from which these children came in 2015 were: China with 2,354 Ethiopia with 335 South Korea with 318 The top 3 states that these children went to were:
April 6, 2016
Heather M. Gleason, former Director of Development, freelance writer
This week’s freakishly winter-like weather has made it even harder to get back into the groove of the school week after an extended Spring break spent in Caribbean sunshine.  This morning as we looked for winter coats in early April, loaded lunchboxes and checked on homework, I mentioned to my 4th grade daughter that we had Chinese lessons after school.
April 6, 2016
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
During the month of April, Crave restaurant is partnering with The Barker Adoption Foundation as the Crave Cares Partner to help raise money and awarenss for our agency. From April 6th through May 4th, Crave restaurant (at Montgomery Mall) will allow customers to "round up" their checks and that portion will be donated to Barker to help support adoptive families, adopted persons and birth parents.
February 24, 2016
Susan Campbell, Consultant
Barker's 22nd Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference is Saturday, March 19 Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption  Click here to download the Conference Brochure 
February 22, 2016
Shelley D. Hutchins, Barker parent, Gala Planning Committee Member
On March 5, The Barker Ad
February 16, 2016
Heather M. Gleason, former Director of Development
The text came in saying: “At WoHop! Table for 10 is ready! Can’t wait to cu!”
February 12, 2016
Sharon Vandivere, Barker parent
In late January 2016, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring the life of my neighbor and friend, Anita Datar, the American victim in the November 20th terrorist attack in Mali.
February 2, 2016
Amy Eldridge, Executive Director of Love Without Boundaries
When many people think of an orphanage, I think they often envision babies and toddlers. I used to be one of those people myself. On my many trips to China, however, I began meeting and falling in love with the older children who have grown up in institutions, many who never had any true chance of finding a permanent home. Their faces and stories are in my heart forever now, and sadly many of my memories of these great kids involve tears.
February 2, 2016
Marilyn Regier, Executive Director & CEO
Barker's 22nd Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference:  Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption 
February 1, 2016
This past Sunday, after a long, post-blizzard week, 70 members of the Barker community -- including many toddlers and young children -- attended Barker's Hispanic Heritage Celebration, held at Los Tios Grill in Alexandria, Virginia.

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