When making an adoption plan, birth parents have many thoughts running through their minds. They wonder what others will think of them and their decision to place. All birth parents think of the following at some point and want everyone to know:
Whether you have worked through grief associated infertility, or you are now able to legally marry your partner (about time!), your decision to build your family through adoption has already been a journey. Domestic Infant Adoption organizations are numerous, and a quick Google search can produce an overwhelming amount of options. With 70 years of domestic adoption experience, The Barker Adoption Foundation can help you find a reputable agency that meets your needs. Here are some key factors to consider as you begin your search.
Even when things don’t go exactly as planned, a Barker family shows the power of a forever family
“We are her family.”
That’s the unequivocal statement Mike Dame made to a neonatologist when she suggested Mike, his wife, Bethany, and son, Sam, consider backing out of the adoption of newborn Anabel, after briefing them on the potential scope of Anabel’s medical issues.
Varda Makovsky, Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services
I am very excited that Barker’s Department of Family and Post-Adoption Services is introducing the Barker Book Club for 2015/2016!
We decided to create this forum because books are a great way to bring together people with common interests to share ideas and discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. We have all been in the situation where we have just finished a great book which has raised thoughts and questions, and really want to “process” the contents, but did not have anybody else to share those thoughts with.
Marilyn C. Regier, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Barker Adoption Foundation Executive Director and CEO
Little girls often engage in the common childhood pastime of pretending to be pregnant, but it would be a rare individual indeed who would ever dress-rehearse infertility as a future problem. Unless individuals have pre-existing medical problems, they assume they will easily conceive a child. Not only do they expect that starting a family will be easy, but some also utilize birth control methods to make certain that a baby's arrival will be conveniently planned and timed.
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.
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.