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June 30, 2015
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.
June 30, 2015
Patricia Irwin Johnston
Respectful Adoption Language (RAL) is vocabulary about adoption that has been chosen to reflect maximum respect, dignity, responsibility and objectivity about the decisions made by birthparents and adoptive parents in discussing the family planning decisions they have made for children who have been adopted.
June 29, 2015
Laura Berol
Imagine you’re in a room full of people, having a good time—until someone makes a troubling comment about adoption. Even though the rest of the party keeps going, for you everything stops. It’s as if the projectionist just switched off the film, brought up the house lights, and asked you what you’re going to do next. Will you smile tolerantly? Will you seize this teachable moment? How will people feel about you—and, more importantly, how will you feel about yourself—after everything is over? 
June 29, 2015
The Butler Rothchild family has been a Barker family since 2007. The Barker Foundation helped bring their family together when Christopher Butler and Jennifer Rothchild adopted their daughter Laxmi from Nepal in 2011 and their daughter Xiang from China in 2012.
June 29, 2015
Shelley D. Hutchins, Barker Parent
Our son experienced his first return to his homeland as an adoptee, a violinist, a diplomat, and a 9-year-old.
June 26, 2015
Thanks to the support of the Barker community, 30 infants and toddlers in GuangXi Province, China, no longer have to sleep on mats the floor.  Barker friends and families raised funds to purchase 30 new cribs, bedding, and mattresses so the children will now have a warm, safe place to sleep.
June 24, 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 it in the Barker Blog.  This month's issue may be found in its entirety right here, but here is one highlight...
June 12, 2015
Heather Gleason
The Barker Adoption Foundation went out to the ballgame on Sunday, June 7, for the third annual “Barker Goes Nats!” event. Barker received the Washington National’s Spirit Award and hosted a celebratory event for over 300 Barker friends and families. Absolutely a winning day for Barker, if not for the Nats!
Categories: Events
June 10, 2015
Robin Allen, Former Executive Director of The Barker Adoption Foundation
*This article first appeared in Resolve; March 1989 issue; Vol 11 No. 2, and is reprinted, (with the author's changes) with permission of the author.
April 14, 2015
Did you attend The Barker Adoption Foundation’s 70th Annual Conference? PWNL was proud to host an excellent workshop “Keys to Successful Older Child Adoption” by guest speakers, Christen Shepherd & Lisa Highfield, co-authors of the book The Promise. 

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