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December 16, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
PRIDE Training Begins in January
December 9, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
Often times when trying to make a connection with their children, parents ask, "How was school today?" While this may seem like a harmless question, it often ignites the response, "Fine." with no follow up. This frustrating interaction on a daily basis can leave parents lost and questioning how to connect with their children on a deeper level. Instead of asking "How was school today?", try these other conversation starters:
December 2, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
"Buddy", a foster child in Oregon has found comfort in a new pal. Check out this heartwarming video that shows that with a stable family and a few extra *furry* friends, children in foster care can thrive and succeed.    
November 30, 2016
Did you miss Alex talking about PWNL this past weekend on CBS Radio? Don't worry, you can listen to the whole show, here: Happy Listening!  A big thank you to Stevie Bridgewaters from the Washington Report on 106.7, The Fan. Credit for the radio recording goes to CBS DC Public Affairs 
November 30, 2016
Adoption Month is a special time of the year to highlight families brought together by adoption. We would like to highlight a few of our families who have previously adopted from Barker’s International Programs.  Adoption may look different among programs, states and countries but they all have the same outcome, adoption creates families.
November 29, 2016
Each month, Project Wait No Longer, offers updates and insights through its very popular newsletter. You can sign up to receive it directly through U.S.P.S. mail by emailing Namatie Mansaray at, or, you can now find it monthly in the Barker Blog.  Happiest Time of the Year?
November 28, 2016
Kate Simpson, Family Specialist
There are a lot of reasons why expectant parents find themselves considering adoption. Unplanned pregnancies may happen during a time when parents can’t financially afford to parent a new child. Pregnancies may happen during a time when expectant parents know that they are not emotionally or logistically ready to provide the environment their baby deserves. Sometimes expectant parents may have been planning to raise their baby, but during the pregnancy life circumstances change and leave them feeling unable to do so.
November 23, 2016
Barker Staff
Each Thanksgiving, the Barker staff reflects with special gratitude on the many families who open their hearts and homes to waiting children. As we celebrate Giving Tuesday, I know you are also inspired and grateful to be a part of this great unfinished work.  Here are lives you’ve helped us touch in recent months:
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