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.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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...
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!
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.
We are just a few days away from The Barker Foundation’s 70th Annual Conference: The Commitment of a Lifetime! Project Wait No Longer is excited to announce a very special breakout session “Keys to Successful Older Child Adoption: The Story of An Adoptive Mother and Support Worker”.
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.
This story, From Foster Care to Freshman Year, was covered by NPR in early January. It sat at the back of my mind for a few weeks as I thought about my role as an adoption professional. The fact that 20,000 children are aging out of foster care each year continues to fuel my passion to recruit, license and train more pre-adoptive families who are committed to adopting older youth from the foster care system.
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.