The question can be asked, “When is a person too old to need a parent?” The answer is never. Life is full of pivotal events and important decisions, including dealing with peer pressure, graduating from high school, deciding which college to attend, getting married, and experiencing the birth of grandchildren. Many of the children in foster care grow up to be young adults with no family ties. They have no one to reliably turn to for advice or to help celebrate their life accomplishments or support them through life’s disappointments. At The Barker Adoption Foundation, we believe all children, regardless of age, deserve a safe, stable and loving family.