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December 4, 2015
Betty Betz, International Programs Case Manager
In November, a group of 8 doctors and residents from Riley International Adoption Clinic and Indiana University School of Medicine traveled to China to spend some time at Barker’s partnership orphanages. The doctors visited with children from 4 orphanages and performed developmental assessments and care plans for over 100 children.
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 24, 2015
Photo above is how Barker's Reception area now appears.  Photos below depict the flood damage across the office suite. As many of you have heard, Barker’s Bethesda offices were recently severely damaged by a freak flood that occurred when pipes, located several floors above Barker, burst, triggering the sprinkler system and unleashing tons of water into the Barker space below.  
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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.
November 20, 2015
Surina Amin, LGSW - Outreach Coordinator, Project Wait No Longer
Tune in tonight - Friday November 20th at 7pm to the Marty and Katina show on Brite Radio to hear from Beverly Clarke, Director of Project Wait No Longer, as she speaks about the needs of children who are currently awaiting adoption from the US foster care system.  There are currently over 100,000 children awaiting adoption in the US foster care system, most of whom are over the age of 11.  Project Wait No Longer is dedicated to finding families for the children who are most at risk of "aging out" of the system without a family.  
November 19, 2015
Lisa Hughes, LCSW-C, Family Specialist
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.  
November 10, 2015
Heather Gleason, Director of Development
Photo Above: Varda Makovsky (left), Director of Post-Adoption and Family Services, and Heather Mayes Gleason (right), Director of Development, with Angela and Bryan Tucker, the creators of the documentary “Closure." Photo Below: Group of adoption and education professionals gathered to discuss Angela and Bryan Tucker's latest venture.
November 9, 2015
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 the PWNL Newsletter here, in the Barker Blog.  Here is one short feature shared in the November issue:

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