February 24, 2016
Susan Campbell, Consultant
Barker's 22nd Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference is Saturday, March 19 Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption  Click here to download the Conference Brochure 
February 22, 2016
Shelley D. Hutchins, Barker parent, Gala Planning Committee Member
On March 5, The Barker Ad
February 17, 2016
Kate Simpson, Pregnancy Counselor
Recently I was speaking with a professional in a neighboring field, and she asked why my title is “Pregnancy Counselor” rather than “Adoption Counselor”. She explained that the impressions she had about pregnancy counselors did not match up with the work I do. She wondered if the term “Adoption Counselor” would conjure a more accurate image. With so many different kinds of pregnancy counselors out there I understand her point, but there is a very good reason why my title is what it is.
February 16, 2016
Heather M. Gleason, former Director of Development
The text came in saying: “At WoHop! Table for 10 is ready! Can’t wait to cu!”
February 12, 2016
Sharon Vandivere, Barker parent
In late January 2016, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring the life of my neighbor and friend, Anita Datar, the American victim in the November 20th terrorist attack in Mali.
February 4, 2016
Genie & Jim, Barker Adoption Foundation Cradle Care Family
We have been blessed to serve as cradle care parents for Barker.  It is hard to believe that ten newborn babes have graced our home.  We came to the Barker Adoption Foundation with experience raising our own five children and briefly with another adoption agency that is no longer in the business.  We underwent an extensive vetting process and met initial and continuing training requirements before commencing our service here.  
February 2, 2016
Amy Eldridge, Executive Director of Love Without Boundaries
When many people think of an orphanage, I think they often envision babies and toddlers. I used to be one of those people myself. On my many trips to China, however, I began meeting and falling in love with the older children who have grown up in institutions, many who never had any true chance of finding a permanent home. Their faces and stories are in my heart forever now, and sadly many of my memories of these great kids involve tears.
February 2, 2016
Marilyn Regier, Executive Director & CEO
Barker's 22nd Annual Adoption & Foster Care Conference:  Connected Lives: A Complex Privilege for the Family of Adoption 
February 1, 2016
Anna Beers, Program Assistant, Project Wait No Longer
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, clicking here, or on the image.
February 1, 2016
This past Sunday, after a long, post-blizzard week, 70 members of the Barker community -- including many toddlers and young children -- attended Barker's Hispanic Heritage Celebration, held at Los Tios Grill in Alexandria, Virginia.

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