Link: ‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’Last year PWNL worked tirelessly to recruit a family for a teen mother in the DC foster care system. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a good match for this amazing young woman but we all celebrated this week when we learned that she was being adopted! Congratulations to Jamie, her son and their new family!
Link: Number of US kids in foster care up after long dipThe Department of Health and Human Services have released new data that the number of children in foster care increased slightly last year.The current report shows:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.