24/7 Crisis Pregnancy ONLY Hotline for Maryland/Virginia/DC:

Phone: 1-888-731-6601 or TEXT: 240-600-1106

PWNL (Older Child) after hours counselor: 1-888-955-3339

Event Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: January 21, January 28, February 11, February 25, 2017 -- Attendance required at all 4 sessions PRIDE Training specific to the adoption of older children from the foster care system. The curriculum covers trauma, grief & loss, attachment & bonding, development, communication, behavioral and emotional challenges, transracial and transcultural adoption, financial assistance, as well as the legal process.
Event Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This group focuses on issues including navigating communication with birth families, talking to children about these unique relationships and preparing for visits. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Event Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: The Pre-Adoption Group one-day training is required for all prospective adoptive parents in our Domestic Infant and International programs, and is designed to help you think about both the rewards and the challenges of adoption and the life-long adoption issues that are involved.
Event Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: This session is the 2nd part of the Pre-Adoption Training for all families adopting internationally. The training focuses on specific issues such as attachment, loss and grief, discipline, specialized resources, and other important topics – all from the perspective of what an internationally adopted child experiences and needs.
Event Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption
Event Type: General Adoption Information Meeting
Description: Join St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy & Adoption Services and The Barker Adoption Foundation's Betty Betz, to learn more about our cooperation to provide international adoption opportunities to families in the state of Indiana. 
Event Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption
Event Type: General Adoption Information Meeting
Description: Agency staff will describe each of our programs. You will also hear from a family, who has completed the process speak about their experiences and answer questions.
Event Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This discussion group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teenagers. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Event Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: Discussion group for prospective adoptive parents and adoptive parents in the Project Wait No Longer program.
Event Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attendee: Birth Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This Group is open to anyone who has placed a child for adoption or is considering making an adoption plan. The purpose of the group is to provide a place where birth parents can talk about their experiences, and share their feelings and thoughts with others who have made the same decision. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Event Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This discussion group is targeted to the needs of parents of young adults who are beyond high school age 18+, and will focus on issues related to young adulthood. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

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