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July 30, 2014
10) You are good with kids! 9) Your commitment will help change a child’s future8) Patience and sense of humor are two of your greatest strengths.7) You have a heart that his bigger than your home.6) Reaching out to others seems natural to you.5) You have an extra bedroom (or two) that you would rather use for a child or sibling group than another storage room or office.4) You know how important it is to be apart of a family.3) You are ready to accept the challenge of parenting a special child or sibling group.
July 3, 2014
Link: Want to Learn More about Older Child Adoption? Register for Training Today!During the Older Child Adoption Training you will have the opportunity to:· Learn details, ask questions & address any concerns you may have.· Consider and/or confirm your commitment to older child adoption.
June 2, 2014
Honoring our founders in 1945 – yet recognizing the need to more explicitly include our adoption mission in the name of the agency in this age of electronic communication – The Barker Foundation Board of Trustees and membership approved an official name change for the agency: The Barker Adoption Foundation. We are excited to move forward with a name that conveys our history, our future, and our unwavering commitment to all touched by adoption.
May 13, 2014
Link: Information on Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care YouthAre you currently in or have been in foster care and need help paying for college or career school? If so, you might be interested to know that the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program helps current and former foster care youth through the Educational and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program.
May 9, 2014
Link: Our Own KidsMyths About Older Child Adoption » Our Own Kids
May 2, 2014
Link: PWNL Reacts to Washington Post Article: Congress should focus on interstate, rather than international, adoptions
April 21, 2014
This year on May 3, 2014 the George Mason University Department of Social Work is hosting the 6th Annual College Dream Tour. The event targets youth between the ages of 11-15 who would otherwise not consider going to college. It is a goal to promote dropout prevention and to encourage youth to develop aspirations to one day go to college. Over a hundred students and their parents, guardians, mentors, teachers and social workers will attend the event. 
April 4, 2014
Link: the6parkers: Parenting A Former Foster Child: Like Learning To Ride A Bike. You Fall A Lot, But Then You Learn How To Ride.