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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 4, 2016
Genie & Jim, Barker Adoption Foundation Cradle Care Family
We have been blessed to serve as cradle care parents for Barker.  It is hard to believe that ten newborn babes have graced our home.  We came to the Barker Adoption Foundation with experience raising our own five children and briefly with another adoption agency that is no longer in the business.  We underwent an extensive vetting process and met initial and continuing training requirements before commencing our service here.  
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
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.
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.
January 29, 2016
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
Please join us for a special event at Congregation Beth El on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30pm.
January 21, 2016
Saturday evening, March 5th, Barker is celebrating its 70th Anniversary with a benefit gala at The National Museum for Women in the Arts. The entire Barker community is invited to attend this festive event, “Celebrating a Lasting Legacy.” 
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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 21, 2016
Betty Betz, Barker's International Programs Case Manager, joined the Barker Adoption team in 2014.  As you'll read, Betty is driven by far more than a paycheck; she's truly passionate about the key role she plays in connecting and supporting families. 

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