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Event Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups, Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: Held every other month, this meeting is for current Barker waiting families working with our International and Domestic Infant programs.The first part of this meeting will allow families the opportunity to hear program updates. The second part of the meeting will be a presentation on various adoption related topics. 
Event Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30am
Attendee: Child or Teen Adoptee
Event Type: Educational Workshops
Description: Barker’s Kids’ Groups are a great opportunity for children who were adopted to share their experiences about adoption in a nurturing and safe environment.  Barker’s facilitators use games and art projects to engage the children to explore their thoughts about adoption and express themselves.  The groups also assist in educating children on how to answer questions
Event Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:30pm
Attendee: Child or Teen Adoptee
Event Type: Educational Workshops
Description: Barker’s Kids’ Groups are a great opportunity for children who were adopted to share their experiences about adoption in a nurturing and safe environment.  Barker’s facilitators use games and art projects to engage the children to explore their thoughts about adoption and express themselves.  The groups also assist in educating children on how to answer questions
Event Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
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Attendee: Adoptive Parent, Birth Parent, Adult Adoptee
Event Type: Educational Workshops
Description: Therapeutic Writing Workshop for Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents    
Event Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teens, and to parents who have adopted older children.
Event Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
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, May 6, 2018 -
9:30am 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: Monday, May 7, 2018 -
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, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
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.
Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
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.

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